Tri States Public Radio Staff
Wed June 29, 2005
New Habitat Chapter Starts Home
Beardstown, IL – A two-county Habitat for Humanity group has the foundation in for its first home. The Chapter for Schuyler and Cass Counties is building a two-bedroom house near the Beardstown Square. Member Sylvia Herr says the almost-20 volunteers have been working weekday evenings to prepare for a full day Saturday. She says the group hopes to have the home done by the end of August. Herr says the chapter was started when church groups studied the 2000 census and found the counties have little affordable housing and many low-income families.