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This article was published 6/7/2015 (1623 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
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.
Updated on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9:57 AM CDT: Adds photo
5:49 PM: fixes spelling