LAKEWOOD, Ohio - Habitat for Humanity volunteers and the U.S. Navy working together to build a new home in the city of Lakewood wrapped up Saturday.
Ten Northeast Ohio sailors helped to build the four bedroom home through Saturday, in connection with "Navy Week."
The house is being built for the Simmons family and their five children. Habitat for Humanity Project Coordinator Donald Bain is honored to have Navy Sailors on the job, helping a needy family.
"It's always great to see the kids, they see their new bedrooms, because now they have a house," said Bain. "The family enthusiasm is great to see, that's our reward, to see a family move in."
Bain said the Simmons family must also put in at least 500 hours of work on the home, or another Habitat for Humanity job site, as a way to give back to the cause.
The Sailors helping are U.S. Navy Reservists from a naval mobile construction battalion, some have served in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Navy Week Cleveland runs through Sept 4, and is in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Habitat for Humanity is always in need of great volunteers, information on how you can get involved can be found on its website .
Meanwhile, NewsChannel5 invites residents to volunteer in their communities, and report vacant homes in their neighborhoods through its Building Better Neighborhoods initiative, click here for more information
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