Henning Partners with Habitat for Humanity on Home Build
As proud sponsors of Habitat for Humanity, we would like to share with you our good news! This year, Henning Companies donated $10,000 and 219 volunteer hours to the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, benefiting the Birdland Area Neighborhood Rebuild.
Due to floods that breached the levee in 1993 and 2008, the Birdland Area population has declined from 270 homes to only 54. Now that the rebuilt levee has been certified by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Habitat for Humanity is working to restructure a community with 23 new homes!
The new homes are being developed into a pocket neighborhood, with a trail and interfacing floor plans to encourage community growth and fellowship. Habitat homeowners are required to contribute 400 hours of sweat equity and attend workshops for success in home ownership. These families work hard and form relationships that will continue to develop alongside their neighborhood.
Over the course of three full days, 31 Henning Companies volunteers of all departments, worked together in the heat, rain and (thick) mud to give back to the community. Despite conditions, progress on the homes quickly began to show and a hope-filled neighborhood was born-again.