RV Care-A-Vanners arrive in North Platte to help build homes

Published: Jun. 27, 2016 at 7:32 PM CDT
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The Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanners have arrived in North Platte, and will be building homes here for the next two weeks.

Habitat for Humanity in North Platte has purchased several lots in the South Griffin area, allowing them to work on a few houses at the same time.

This helps the RV Care-A-Vanners cover a lot of ground while helping the community.

"We count our blessings everyday at Habitat, but to have people, strangers, come in and work on homes for members of our communities, what a great thing," Dalene Skates, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity, said.

Coming from different places around the country, the RV Care-A-Vanners will be working on the 800 block of South Griffin to build three separate homes.

The homes are all currently in different stages of development, and located on the same street.

This helps the volunteers to be able to continuously work on the houses, even in bad weather.

Team leaders of the RV Care-A-Vanners, Diane and George Gravlee are from Greenwood, South Carolina. They have been building homes for 23 years, and have built homes in all fifty states.

"We're excited for the home owner that will be buying the house that's across the street that's just a slab today, and we'll probably have a roof on it before we leave town," George Gravlee said.

Diane Gravlee said, "We just thought this is just a great thing to do, and we also see it as a mission project as far as being Christians."

There are four RV's in town with the RV Care-A-Vanners: one from South Carolina, one from Arkansas, and two from California.