Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mayor to join in Habitat for Humanity project

Mayor Nutter got dirty last spring, and he's going to do it again.

Mayor to join in Habitat for Humanity project

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Mayor Nutter got dirty last spring, and he's going to do it again.

This time, though, he won't be breaking a sweat because of a massive citywide street clean-up. He'll be building a house.

Nutter is expected to join Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers this Saturday to help construct a "green" affordable housing unit in work that will be filmed for a later showing on the Discovery Channel's "Renovation Nation." Filming will take place 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the mayor is scheduled to join at 2:30 p.m.

The home will be built at 4220 W. Stiles St. in East Parkside. Among the tasks to be performed: laying a bamboo floor, building a rear porch with recycled materials, installing a tubular skylight, and installing a dual flush toilet that conserves water.

No word on which job will be the mayor's.

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