City staff and family members rolled up their sleeves, gathered shovels, hammers and drills and went to work Saturday as part of the Mayor's Team Build for Black Hills Habitat for Humanity.
The Mayor's Team worked at Habitat's Garfield Green project on N. Seventh Street. The project will bring several affordable homes and apartments to Rapid City residents.
Mayor Steve Allender, Police Chief Karl Jegeris, City Attorney Joel Landeen, Parks Director Jeff Biegler, Emergency Management Director Dustin Willett, Fire Chief Rod Seals, firefighters and family members joined in to put some sweat equity into the project. The team helped build decks for the homes as well as work on the foundation for a garage on site and other duties.
Habitat Director Scott Engmann greeted the team, shared the importance of the project to the families and to Rapid City and thanked the group for their volunteer efforts. After a short prayer, the team went to work!