CHICAGO — Feverish hammering on Friday morning signaled the kick off to the single largest building blitz by Habitat for Humanity going on across the Chicagoland area. From June to November, they will log 200 days of sweat and dedication to get more families in their very own homes.
16 single family homes will be built on one block of the West Pullman neighborhood.
Three homes are already up.
Some 20 volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday on number four and got a little extra manpower from Chicagoland native and longtime volunteer WWE superstar David Otunga and Chicago Bears rookie Hroniss Grasu.
Families have already been chosen for half the homes in this $3 million project which is being built on land donated by the city of Chicago.
It is an aggressive construction schedule. They hope to have all 16 homes finished by the end of next year. Each of the families who will live in them will spend many hours of sweat equity to build a strong community.