OPINION

Central Iowa Habitat for Humanity a finalist for national grant

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa is proud to announce that it’s one of eight finalists for the second annual Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award. The award winner will receive a $63,000 grant from the Opus Foundation.

Established to honor Gerry Rauenhorst, philanthropist and founder of The Opus Group, the Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award recognizes Gerry’s legacy of giving and commemorates the rich history and tradition that dates back to 1953. One nonprofit will be awarded $63,000, recognizing the 63 year tradition.

During the week of April 5 to 15 you can go online to www.opus-group.com to vote for Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa. The finalist with the most votes will win $63,000 for their organization.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa is celebrating its 20th year in 2016. The organization has built over 50 homes and helped over 200 family members realize the dream of homeownership.

“Habitat of Central Iowa is honored and very proud to be named as one of the eight finalists for the prestigious Opus Award,” said Sandi Risdal, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa is a Christian Ministry, working to provide simple, decent, affordable homes for people in need (regardless of religion). The counties served by the local affiliate are Hamilton, Hardin and Story.