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Habitat preps for upcoming home builds in 3M parking lot in Alexandria on Sept. 8

To celebrate 3M's 55th year in Alexandria, and Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County's 25th anniversary, the company and the nonprofit home builder teamed up to prepare for several upcoming home builds.

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The 3M plant in Alexandria is located at 2115 Broadway St.
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ALEXANDRIA — Motorists driving past 3M on Thursday, Sept. 8, may see pieces of homes being built in the company's parking lot.

The parts are for Habitat for Humanity. To celebrate 3M's 55th year in Alexandria, and Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County's 25th anniversary, the company and the nonprofit home builder teamed up to prepare for several upcoming home builds.

Habitat said that it will supply the building materials, tools, safety equipment, and supervision, and that 3M will offer the space and volunteers. Volunteers will build interior walls, door jambs, and window headers for the next three Habitat homes.

Paul Quam, 3M plant manager, called Habitat a "great organization" and said he appreciated the chance for 3M employees to help.

Habitat relies on hundreds of volunteers each year to build and renovate homes that are then sold to qualified buyers, or allow homeowners with a disability to stay in their homes.

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Lori Anderson, Habitat’s executive director, called the 3M partnership an example of how people can come together to build homes and communities, and said they are part of a caring community.

For more information, contact the Habitat office at 320-762-4255, info@hfhdouglascounty.org, or visit hfhdouglascounty.org.

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