A barbeque capped off a fantastic week for Habitat for Humanity Drumheller and District. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the organization was in the Freson Bros. parking lot selling hot dogs and smokies to raise money for their 2018 build.

"I know we have cash donations that we look for and we're also going to be looking for trades to also donate their time towards the build," explained Habitat for Humanity Drumheller Board member Jennifer Dickson.

This week the group received donations from the Knights of Columbus, Bayer and the Drumheller Freemasons.

"We've gotten a lot of donations from different organizations within the Town of Drumheller," said Dickson. "We do have a big Diamond Dinner in November, so that's going to be hopefully our big fundraiser coming up here."

Habitat for Humanity Drumheller hoped to raise enough money today to bring their weekly fundraising total to $8,000 -- approximately 10 per cent of their total anticipated cash needs.

"It will actually be a duplex. So, we're going to be looking to house two families," Dickson pointed out. "We're going to be having an information session for anybody that wants to come to see what it takes to become one our families, and start applying."

The group has been fundraising since May 2016.

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