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Habitat for Humanity home nearly finished with construction after fire

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

A home by Habitat for Humanity, destroyed in a fire is now nearly finished with construction.

A fire in March destroyed the house in Evansdale. Volunteers were nearly finished, so they had to tear the building down and start from scratch.

Habitat for Humanity says it takes anywhere from six to eight months to build a house, but this one has taken twice as long.

Crews are now a step ahead of where they were before the fire.

"We are just wrapping up the drywall at this point right now," says Ali Parrish, Executive Director of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.

It wasn't easy getting to this point, but the organization says they owe it all to their volunteers.

"They just come out in full force and they're so excited to get this house going again and they are just so passionate about getting it done for the family and I know their hearts are in it..they are just wonderful," Parrish says.

On any given day, there can be upwards of 15-20 volunteers spending countless hours, building this home for the second time.

At the end of the day though, they say it's worth it for the man and daughter who will soon call this place "home."

"They've been incredibly patient...and great to work with so we are really grateful," Parrish says.

Habitat for Humanity says this was the first fire they have had at a home that they built.

The organization has built more than 100 homes in three different counties in Iowa.

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