Area Business Leaders Help Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Oct 18, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

DES MOINES, Iowa — Leaders from several metro businesses teamed up to fulfill one main goal Tuesday.

Chris Welp of Athene USA in West Des Moines is among those participating in the CEO Habitat for Humanity build.

“I think most of us enjoy swinging a hammer instead of swinging a pencil sometimes so we do enjoy the change of pace,” says Welp.

Eventually, a mother and her five growing boys will move into the home at 1570 East Emma Avenue in Des Moines.

Tuesday, volunteers spent the morning putting up the pre-assembled walls and doing some plumbing.

“We are fortunate Des Moines has a great community of leaders that come together to find solutions and solve problems and they do that here with housing and Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity and putting a little sweat and muscle into it to help be able to make a difference,” says Lance Henning with Habitat for Humanity.

The house the CEOs are working on is just one of four houses going up in the area.

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