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With hammer and nails, Indiana Kiwanians start building homes

Steven Hadt | Mar 26, 2018

There's no place like home. That's why Kiwanis club members in Indiana are helping kids by building houses.

There's no place like home. That's why Kiwanis club members in Indiana are helping kids by building houses. Steve Ingram spent a cold March morning pounding nails and building wall panels. The longtime Kiwanian had a smile on his face. Thanks to his work, a single mother and her 5-year-old daughter would have a place they can call home.

Ingram, the 2017-18 Indiana District governor, rallied nearly 200 Kiwanis volunteers at the service project for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis. Volunteers assembled the frame of the house in the parking lot at Kiwanis International. It was later moved dozens of miles away, where it will be constructed in an Indianapolis neighborhood.

The Indiana District has formed a statewide partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and leaders expect to help build more homes over the coming years.   

"Kiwanis and Habitat for Humanity share many similar traits and goals. It only seems fitting that we partner to make these dreams become a reality for the families," Ingram said. "I can think of nothing more that accomplishes our goal of helping one child and one community at a time than giving a child a home."

There's no place like home. That's why Kiwanis club members in Indiana are helping kids by building houses.

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