Though it was overcast and the wind was chilly, that didn't dampen the spirits of those who gathered Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Cyrus.
Volunteers, Habitat Board members, community officials and interested individuals came together for the ceremony at 203 East 3rd Street.
Danielle Laine and her three children are the family partner for this build. Laine moved here from Virginia, Minn., in 2007 and now lives in an apartment in Cyrus with Bain (11), Ian (9), and Keara (2). Laine works as an LPN at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.
This is the first Habitat build in Cyrus and will involve volunteers form both Pope and Stevens County. There will not be a Habitat build in Stevens County this year.
Habitat for Humanity is an international, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity is able to build affordable homes for low income families. Families who receive a Habitat home must participate in their construction and must pay back a no interest loan. These funds in turn are used for construction of future dable housing for low income families.