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'Care-A-Vanners' Helping Build SF Homes

June 3, 2012, 10:08 PM

'Care-A-Vanners' Helping Build SF Homes
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The national spotlight of Habitat For Humanity is shining on Sioux Falls this weekend. Twelve volunteers have rolled into town to give back to the community.

The volunteers called Care-A-Vanners traveled to Sioux Falls Sunday. They arrived with smiles and firm handshakes, and have traveled from all across America to partner with Habitat for Humanity. They met for the first time over a warm chicken dinner.

During their two-week stay, all 12 volunteers will help to build two houses on the west side of town.

"They'll be doing what they call sheeting in the construction office, like hanging sheetrock," Niki Schillerstrom of the Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity said.

The Care-A-Vanners see much more to their jobs in Sioux Falls than just mud and sheetrock.

"We try to benefit the area we're visiting. Rather than taking a lot of benefit from the area, we try to give back," Care-A-Vanner Jay Buchtel said.

On Sunday evening the Vanners got a crash course in where they'll be building and the lives they'll be building up.

"There are two homes, so two families. One is a single mom and her son.  And the other, I believe, is a mom and dad with three children," Schillerstrom said.

While it may seem like a hefty job, the Care-A-Vanners have made a home for themselves after six years.

"You become family, and it's great," Buchtel said.

Although they'll be here for two weeks, the Care-A-Vanners will have some additional help in building the homes. Other volunteer groups will help finish construction later this summer.

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