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Volunteers, donations needed for Pequot Lakes Habitat home

Donations of time and money are still needed for the Habitat For Humanity home currently under construction in Pequot Lakes for the Amber and Scott Ramirez family.

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Work that still needs to be done on the house includes painting, flooring, trim work and installing cabinetry. PinenandLakes.com Illustration

Donations of time and money are still needed for the Habitat For Humanity home currently under construction in Pequot Lakes for the Amber and Scott Ramirez family.

Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Kevin Pelkey said the home, located on Paul Circle, could be finished by the end of March, depending on weather conditions and the number of volunteers.

"That's our hope, that's our goal, that's our prayer," Pelkey said. "But it's all going to come down to, 'Do we have the people coming to help us with it?'"

Work that still needs to be done on the house includes painting, flooring, trim work and installing cabinetry.

Due to unique circumstances, the house is also underfunded, so the organization is floating money from other Habitat For Humanity funds to pay for this project. Though Pelkey said they don't normally start work on a house before raising the money, this one was an exception.

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"We made a decision to proceed to help serve this family and get them in this home, knowing we had work to do," he said. "It was a conscious decision to move forward knowing we weren't fully funded, but hoped we would be able to do so during the construction process, and we've kind of lost momentum in that category."

Anyone wishing to donate specifically to the Pequot Lakes home can signify that on a contribution.

"We honor that 100 percent," Pelkey said. "We thank the community for what they've already done ... We're very delighted to be in Pequot, and we're looking forward to a very busy 2017. And it starts by finishing this house."

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Theresa Bourke started working at the Dispatch in July 2018, covering Brainerd city government and area education, including Brainerd Public Schools and Central Lakes College.
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