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Habitat for Humanity holds first UpCycle shed build-off

Posted: 3:26 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 17:47:46-04

NAMPA, Idaho — On Saturday Canyon County Habitat for Humanity hosted an event to help a veteran who lost his daughter this summer, and is now caring for his two grandchildren by himself.

More than 100 volunteers spent several hours building ten sheds which were then raffled off.

The money raised will be used to build a home for Robert Hinojosa, who has volunteered more than 800 hours to Habitat for Humanity himself.

Shortly after taking his grandsons in, he found himself without a place to live when the home he was renting was sold.

"All these people come out to help and give back to the community like I have; And to see it done for me and my two grand babies, it's like a blessing in disguise," said Hinojosa. "I just tell people that it's always good to give and help around here because there's a lot of need here in the Treasure Valley.

Local construction and development company, Phoenix Construction, donated all of the lumber for this project.