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Habitat house going up on Indianapolis west side

Carrier Corporation volunteers doing the work
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Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 16:32:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS — It doesn't take long to build a house when you have plenty of volunteers to do it.

It's a Habitat for Humanity project, and when it's done in about two-months, a local woman will own her own home on the Indianapolis west side.

She joined volunteers from the Carrier Corporation Tuesday for the company's 22nd Habitat build in Indianapolis. Carrier, besides providing volunteer workers, is also donating the home's heating and cooling equipment.

"We're in the business of home comfort and to be able to bring somebody the benefit of owning a home and being able to come home to call a place their own, give us, as employees of Carrier, a great satisfaction," said Carrier's Josh Gibbons.

Carrier volunteers will return to the site near West 16th and North Tibbs later this week. The new homeowner and her child should be able to move in late next month or early November.

Habitat for Humanity has been building houses around the country since the 1970's. The organization's best known volunteers are former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter