The day was cold and rainy, but Nancy Davis and her three children were moving into a warm home of their own at 62 Elm St. in St. James, Mo., thanks to the UMR and Phelps County chapters of Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat members and local elected officials joined the Davis family on Oct. 25 to celebrate the second Habitat home to open on Elm Street.
"Generations of students have come together to make this day possible," said Matt Bleckman, president of the UMR Student Chapter of Habitat of Humanity.
The Davis house was the result of a yearlong effort of the two chapters and some UMR fraternity labor. "Basically it was built during Saturday workdays, so it took longer than usual," said Bleckman, a senior in computer science and management systems from Washington, Mo. "We’re looking forward to moving on to our next house," which will be next door.