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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman chipped in $3,000 and volunteered his services for the day to Habitat for Humanity on Monday.
Bowman arrived in jeans and work boots, and carrying a large red toolbox, at the Ross Avenue home being built. He praised the work of Habitat, saying, "I'm anxious to get started."
The $3,000 cheque represents the proceeds from the mayor's State of the City luncheon. Albert El Tassi of Peerless Garments added another $4,000.
"There is nothing better than to put a roof over someone's head," El Tassi said.
Habitat is building five homes on Ross, in Weston, this year. It builds from 15 to 20 homes in Winnipeg each year.