Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria embarks on their next community blitz build

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WASHINGTON, Ill. — Habitat for Humanity is currently taking on their next home Blitz Build in Washington for a family in need.

For six years, Habitat has partnered with the Catholic Holy Family Society from Belleville who have brought nearly 50 volunteers in years past.

They say every year it’s worth the three-hour drive due to the impressive organization and being committed to the community.

“They love meeting the family, and their next question is always when are we coming back,” said Mary Barbara Kurtz, VP of Communications for the Catholic Holy Family Society. “It’s very fulfilling and a good team-building experience. All around it’s just a win-win for everybody.”

Through hard work and a giving community who is always willing to help, Habitat says they are excited to welcome in the new family.

“We go through a myriad of looking at their finances, what their need is and they also have to be willing to help build their home or the home of others,” said LeAnne Schmidgall, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria. “So this family is very deserving, hardworking and they just could not afford a home in the conventional way.”

Habitat’s goal is to move the family in by the holidays.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you can head to their website to learn how you can donate your time.

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