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Habitat For Humanity Seeks Volunteers To Help Build Homes For Veterans

The event will kick off on Veterans Day. For three days, volunteers and sponsors will build houses and support veterans in need of affordable housing.

A volunteer at work during a Veterans Build event.
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CHICAGO — Six local Habitat for Humanity groups are looking for veterans and members of military-connected families to help them with events this November.

The groups are hosting Veterans Build events this November as they look to highlight the need for affordable housing for veterans, according to a news release. The Veterans Build program provides military-connected families with affordable housing, home repairs and other opportunities.

The events will start with a virtual conversation where veterans will discuss affordable housing 9 a.m. Nov. 11.

From 12:45-1:15 p.m. Nov. 11, there will be a  build-site program in suburban Winfield with Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran.

The rest of the Veterans Build event will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13.

Habitat for Humanity will hold the events in suburban Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Lake, Will and Kane counties.

Each volunteer group will work with trained crew leaders and participate in all phases of the construction process, according to organizers. No skills or experience with tools or building are required.

To volunteer or become an event sponsor, sign up here

More information on how to attend the program with Duckworth or watch the virtual conversation can be found here.

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Construction manager Bill Lee (left_ and volunteer coordinator Allison Dibbern, both of Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County, during a Veterans Build event.

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