The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and their well-known house building project received yet another dose of southeast generosity, as they were among those who were selected by the Estevan Lions's Club to receive a donation.

$2,500 will go to the organization, and Chairman of the Steering Committee Doug Barnstable shared what it meant to them to have been chosen as a recipient.

"It's an honor for us to receive the funds. We had been talking to them almost a year ago and given them a presentation to outline what our goals and objectives were, but this was a bit of a surprise since we hadn't heard anything from them since that time. We're really pleased to receive it, and it certainly will be put to good use."

He outlined his group's plan regarding the use of the money.

"The funds won't be directed to any particular thing. We'll have materials for framing as well as interior doors and partitions to get, so there are all sorts of costs that it will be applied to."

The house itself, according to Barnstable, is progressing quite quickly.

"We've been trying to get a little ahead of winter. We're at the point now where we've got the roof on, and we're going to be looking for shingles shortly. We're also going to be doing doors and windows. The gas lines have already been installed into the exterior of the home, the plumbing and heating people are working, as well as the electricians. We do have some concrete left to pour."

He added that they have received good response from volunteers so far, although as they move forward in the construction phase they could always use another pair of hands.

READ MORE: Lions Club Spreads Donations Across Community

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