May 22, 2014 –
MAYETTA: The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) together with Topeka Habitat for Humanity (THFH) has begun an innovative partnership to build a home that will be used as a PBPN language house on the reservation.
“We are very excited to work with the Prairie Band Nation.” said Michelle De La Isla, Executive Director of THFH. “Partnerships like these are designed to serve families and to offer support to communities.”
The house frame was built by a Topeka Habitat for Humanity construction team in Topeka and was brought to 712 NW 158 Road on the reservation and placed on a recently-constructed foundation. A former home, that was previously located on the site, was condemned and removed.
Volunteers from the PBPN and THFH will begin working on the house next Wednesday to clear debris and to begin painting and making improvements. Two more work sessions are scheduled for June 5 and June 12 and volunteers are needed on those days. Workers must register through the PBPN Human Resources Department that is located in the lower level of the Government Center at 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, Kan. For more information about volunteering call 785.966.3060.