Habitat for Humanity makes homeownership a reality

Rivercity Habitat for Humanity project

After retirement, most guys can be found hanging out at the local coffee shop or relaxing in their recliner. For one group of men in Jefferson City, that couldn't be further from the truth.

Every Tuesday, these men saw, hammer, and drill for a much more worthwhile cause.

They're building homes through Riverside Habitat for Humanity and thier current project is on Argonne Street in Jefferson City. Habitat for Humanity is a non-for-profit organization that makes interest-free loans for families in need.

What's different about this construction crew is that these guys aren't punching a time clock or charging by the hour, they're donating their time to help someone else.

Bob Sfreddo is on the Habitat for Humanity board of directors in Jefferson City. He says he'll do various jobs from cutting boards, hammering nails, or anything else to get the job done.

When Gerardo Hernandez and his family were notified that they were the future owners of the Jefferson City home, they were very thankful for the program.

"I mean, they're helping me. It's a great thing I wouldn't be able to do by myself," Hernandez says.