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Wall raising marks big step in Habitat home construction

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 13:19:44-04

BILLINGS – Habitat for Humanity reached a crucial step in the building process for another family.

Volunteers celebrated with a wall raising for the 16th home in Habitat’s Celestial subdivision in the Heights on Saturday.

It’s also the 84th home built through the Mid-Yellowstone Valley Habitat for Humanity.

This is an Apostles Build which includes an initial investment from 12 churches.

Amberle Blaine and her four children will soon live in the five-bedroom home.

“They grew up in apartments and trailer houses, so I think this is very exciting,” Blaine said. “I’m just very thankful. Im looking forward to moving and owning my little home.”

“When family and friends get together and they team up with all of our crew leaders, our volunteers that have been working on this house for a number of days, it’s so much fun to see everyone come together,” said Emily Nantz, Habitat’s volunteer coordinator and communications coordinator. “This is really exciting, especially with it being the last house in the subdivision.”

Construction started on July 1 and volunteers are working quickly to allow the Blaines to move into the home in September.