Indiana lawmakers and staff participated in the first ever Habitat for Humanity Statehouse Build!

Over 160 volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Indiana today to help build a home for a hard-working single mother and her 8-year-old daughter.

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), House Democrat Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City), Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Senate Democrat Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) joined Habitat for Humanity of Indiana and the home recipient to formally kick off the event.

Participants set a goal of $30,000 for the cost of the construction, and were able to raise $50,500 thanks to numerous donations. Earlier this year, the legislature launched a new and used tool drive, ultimately collecting $3,500 in new and used tools.

Follow all of the action of build day on social media with the hashtag #StatehouseBuild.

Habitat for Humanity of Indiana is a non-profit organization serving 75 counties. The organization sells homes with affordable, interest-free mortgages. To begin the application process, families must demonstrate their ability to pay a mortgage and manage their finances. Once a family is accepted into the program, they contribute sweat equity hours and attend homebuyer education classes.

Learn how to get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Indiana here.