It's been a busy summer for the Habitat For Humanity in the Lehigh Valley, with seven homes under construction in Bethlehem and Easton.
For the last week, one of the homes—on the 700 block of Aaron Street in Bethlehem—has been at the blitz stage, with volunteers working to finish basic construction in 11 days.
On Tuesday, that work got a boost from Wells Fargo, which contributed both volunteers to the project but also a $35,000 check.
Ryan Nicholl, Wells Fargo's district manager, said the company has contributed 600 volunteer hours locally this year.
The Bethlehem home is part of a development known as Minsi Ridge, which includes roughly 20 Habitat properties, said Deb Cummins, the group's executive director. One of them, scheduled for completion next year, will be Habitat's 100th home in the Lehigh Valley.
Habitat for Humanity helps build homes for people who buy them from the organization with a no-interest mortgage. Homeowners need to put in 250 hours of work on helping with construction before getting that mortgage.