Low-Income family in need to receive home

By KBJR News 1

January 9, 2014 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 9:32 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Habitat for Humanity is helping a low-income family in Superior become homeowners.

A round of orientations took place to decide which families could potentially move into the home, and the non-profit has narrowed it down to three finalists.

Over the summer volunteers with the group dug out the foundation, and put new siding on the house, as well as insulation.

The house, donated by Super One Foods, could hold up to three bedrooms.

"Handing the keys over at the dedication ceremony and knowing that this is going to provide a safe and warm home for their children and them over the years, and just help them break the cycle of poverty, and make a better day and a better life for themselves, that's pretty rewarding. It's worth putting up with all of the cold, and mud, and rain, and everything else," said Daryl Yankee, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Superior.

Volunteers say they are waiting to finish interior maintenance until a family is chosen, because the chosen family is required to work along side volunteers to finish up the house.

The family is expected to move in by spring.

Elsa Robins