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MASON CITY, Iowa - First Citizen National Bank, Cargill and Iowa State Representative Sharon Steckman came together to pitched in at the Habitat for Humanities’ Women Build Day in Mason City on Saturday.
While these companies, organizations and individuals might not have much in common on a regular day, they all had one common goal Saturday morning and that was to help build a future for two north Iowa families.
"I never dreamed of a having a home for my daughter to you know wheel around,” Amber Ferry said as she told us about how excited she was to have a home of her own soon.
“You know handicap accessible homes, it’s a hard thing to come by so it’s an awesome opportunity for out family,” Ferry said.
Construction crews have been working to prepare the sight for the new handicap accessible home but often times, people think the heavy lifting jobs are done by men; this all changed on Saturday.
The tables turned and Habitat for Humanity in Mason City gave women the opportunity to get their hands dirty.
Jenny Wumkes is another new homeowner thanks to Habitat for Humanity and she said that this morning was about more than just getting a little messy.
“We're not just takers you know, we like to work hard,” Wumkes said.
Habitat for humanity makes sure of that, each adult in the family is required to give two hundred and fifty hours of "sweat-equity".
Jenny Wumkes is definitely not a stranger to nail guns and sawdust.
"Every single day that we build I’m there so we're there like Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and we're doing all of it like, there isn't a part of the house we haven't done,” Wumkes said.
Saturday’s build wasn’t only about moving things along for the outdoor shed projects but it allowed local women to welcome Amber and Jenny into their new communities.
“They are volunteers in the area that came out of the kindness and the goodness of their own hearts to help out and that's to me awesome it's people I don't even know and they're here helping out,” Ferry said.
Baked goods were prepared and sold by men in the area who came out to donate their time in support of the women tackling the construction duties of the day.
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