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Habitat progress

Monday, May 17, 2010

Juanita Bonacci shovels dirt from what will be an egress window from the basement of the McCook, Nebraska, home that Southwest Nebraska Habitat for Humanity is rebuilding for the Bonacci family. Bob Golding of rural Stratton used a tractor to raise supplies for roofers, from left, James "Jim" Bonacci III, Whitney Brown and Kent Been. In the bucket are Danny Wages, left, and Habitat board member Claire Hansen. Other volunteers late Saturday late were Andy Monzon, Traci Wilkison and Jim's dad, James Bonacci Jr. Juanita and Jim Bonacci are excited about their new home at 1711 W. Third. "My face is starting to hurt, I'm smiling so much," Juanita laughed. And the rains held off long enough Saturday to get two sides of the roof sheeted. Juanita can't wait to start work inside. "My favorite part is the drywall. I like to mud -- it's fun," she said. The roofing project would have been much more difficult and labor intensive without the tractor, said Golding, who purchased it, a 1953 IH/Farmall Super M, from Nebraska brand inspector Kenny Discoe before Discoe's death in September 2009. Golding and other Habitat volunteers meet every Saturday to work on the current Habitat project; they encourage others to join them. For more information about Habitat for Humanity and volunteering on the rehab project, contact Tammy Hilker, (380) 345-3717.


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