It may have taken more than 10 years for the group to accomplish its goal, but the Habitat for Humanity chapter in Grand Island, Nebraska, recently reached an impressive milestone. The Grand Island Independent reports that the organization eclipsed the $500,000-goal in its can drive program.
The initiative, dubbed Cans for Habitat, began in 2001 as a way for the organization to help raise money for building materials and other necessary supplies for their home-building initiatives. Though it seemed like a lofty goal, especially given that each can is worth just five cents, organizers were hopeful they would reach their initial aspirations.
"So many people throughout Central Nebraska have made this possible," Executive Director Dana Jelinek told the news source. "It goes to show you how much can be done by working together."
The deciding donations came as a significant relief to officials, as they had lagged considerably over the last few months. However, thanks to a drop site at local business Capital Avenue and Highway 281 Pump & Pantry, any fears were allayed.
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