Habitat calls on AmeriCorps to help fill volunteer void

Chris Stanford of News 3 Now/Channel 3000 spent some time on the Habitat build site with the AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region crew!
As Lauren Spratt puts the finishing touches on a stair railing, it’s one more project wrapping up so a mom and her children will have a new place to live.
Spratt is working on a house on Eliot Ln, which is one of a handful of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County homes that will go to homeowners who apply through the new home program. Habitat relies on volunteers for labor, but they’re seeing about 40% less since the start of the pandemic, forcing Habitat to take on fewer homes, says CEO Valerie Renk.
“It’s been a hard winter for us,” says Renk. “We’re hoping with spring now and more people being vaccinated it’s going to be easier for our worksites,” she says.
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