Volunteers needed for Habitat house

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By Bryan Marshall

Volunteers are needed as construction continues on a new house for a Dry Ridge family whose home was destroyed in last year’s tornado.
Kim Nagle’s Dry Ridge mobile home was destroyed March 2 when a tornado ripped through Kentucky, leaving several dead and many residences damaged in Crittenden.
TriState Habitat for Humanity held a construction kick-off ceremony Oct. 20 where the family’s home once stood on Adams Road.
The future four-bedroom, one-bath single story house will include a basement, providing a safe haven for the family should storms pass through the area again.
Nagle, a 52-year-old restaurant general manager at the Pilot/Flying J in Walton, lived in the home with her three grandchildren, 15-year-old Genevieve Swope and 14-year-old Christopher Swope, who both attend Grant County High School, and 11-year-old Sierrah Swope, who attends Mason-Corinth Elementary.
The new house has all the insulation installed on the first floor and is ready for drywall to be hung, as of Jan. 3.
In the basement, volunteers are currently helping to install the insulation while there are still a few outdoor tasks to complete.
To complete the construction of the house, community volunteers are needed. The job site is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 210 Adams Rd in Dry Ridge.
Habitat for Humanity is hoping to have five to 10 volunteers every workday to push to finish the house within the next three weeks. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and can sign up at http://tristatehabitat.volunteerhub.com or contact Tara Price, TriState Habitat volunteer coordinator, at 513-942-9211 or by e-mail a tarap@habitat-tristate.org.