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Habitat for Humanity Gets Help Expanding in Dallas County

PERRY, Iowa  --  A Perry bank is doing more to help prospective homeowners buy a house than just offering a loan.  They're giving away money and picking up paint brushes and hammers to make those dreams come true.

On Thursday Raccoon Valley Bank donated $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Dallas County.  The money will be used to build the first ever new "Habitat home" in Perry as well as funding renovations on other homes in Perry.  After making the donation today bank employees were on site at one of those homes being rehabbed for a prospective homeowner.  Habitat for Humanity officials say it's about so much more than just houses.

"A family without a home has to struggle with a lot of other issues like health care, education, not knowing if they're going to have stability to send their family to do the other things they need to do," Omar Padilla with Habitat for Humanity says, "So through housing we hope we can impact those other areas."

Habitat for Humanity plans to finish five homes for new owners in Perry in the next year.

$15,000 Donation to Kick Off Perry Habitat for Humanity Project

PERRY, Iowa – A Habitat for Humanity project in Perry is getting a boost Thursday from a local bank.

The Raccoon Valley Bank is donating $15,000 to the Dallas County Habitat for Humanity. The money will go toward building a home for a low-income family. The home will be the organization’s first new construction home in Perry.

The bank is also promising some volunteer help from its employees during the construction project and during Rock the Block repair events.

The check is being presented Thursday morning.

Fundraising efforts to cover the rest of the construction costs continue.

The low-income family who will get the opportunity to buy the home will put in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” during construction and receive an affordable mortgage.