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      Habitat For Humanity Helps Repaint Le Mars Homes

      Some lucky homeowners in Le Mars are getting a new paint job for their homes.

      Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Wells Blue Bunny to repaint homes for people in need. Applicants were selected who are either physically unable get out and paint, or are financially unable to afford it.

      Volunteers from the community and churches are lending a hand in an effort to paint two houses in just two days.

      "It was kind of a big hope, but all of a sudden it's coming to reality so it looks great!" said Kenneth Vanderploeg, Pastor at Calvin First Reformed Church.

      The project is about much more than sprucing up neighborhoods, the real reward comes from the joy and gratitude of the people they help out.

      "It's something that I've always done for others, and I never expected would be for me. And it's humbling," said homeowner Jerry Snyder.

      "The people that work with us and for us are always incredibly grateful. It really is. And the thing that we ask people to do is pay it forward," said Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Linda Peterson.

      This is the second year Wells Blue Bunny has coordinated with Siouxland Habitat for Humanity in Le Mars.

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