They don’t look like much, but without them, a home will fall apart. The average Habitat home uses 40,000 nails, each hammered lovingly.
$125, kitchen sink
A house is not a home without throwing in the kitchen sink. It’s the critical tool for making meals, washing dishes and enjoying a cool drink of water.
Protection from the weather, lower energy bills … all good reasons for a porch. But the best part is enjoy- ing your new neighborhood.
When a hammer meets the head of a nail, anything can happen. In the hands of a Habitat volunteer, it can provide shelter and change lives.
$150, front door
Nothing says “you’re home” like the front door. For Habitat homeowners, that door — and a set of house keys — signifies a goal met and a new beginning.
“As solid as the ground under your feet” takes on new meaning in a home. Col- lapsing or unstable flooring is a common condition in substandard housing.
Whether it’s the power bill, a card from a friend or a favorite magazine, this portal to the world signifies responsibility and ownership.
High energy bills can add to the finan- cial stress of a family in need. Habitat for Humanity’s energy-efficient con- struction ensures a family’s comfort.
Keeping bad weather out means that good times stay in. With a roof over- head, families are protected.
A window is the best place to view the world, whether you’re gazing into your own backyard or waving to a new neighbor.
Habitat for Humanity’s 2X6 construction keeps families out of the cold and pro- tected from the South Dakota winds.
For some families, tapping into some- thing better may only require the turn of a knob. Simple, reliable plumbing can deliver clean, safe water to a family.
Perhaps the most practical of all gifts, a toilet is a key component in Habitat’s mission to build decent, affordable homes in the Black Hills.
If these walls could talk, they would say, “Hope lives here.” Drywall is es- sential to safety and aesthetics, cover- ing wiring, plumbing and insulation.
It’s where meals — and memories — are made. The kitchen and living room are truly the heart of the home.