Najazi Guri said he was nervous Monday morning, and he had reason to be as he spoke in front of several TV cameras and a large room full of people he has never met before—but that will soon change.
Guri is a New Holstein resident who—along with his wife Nurhane and three young children—soon will be the recipient of the first-ever Habitat for Humanity home to be constructed in the city.
The people he was speaking to are employees of Amerequip which has stepped forward to not only offer financial support but also their employees as volunteers to help construct the home.
Officials of the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity and Amerequip jointly made the announcement, with New Holstein Mayor Jeff Hebl and Alderman Fran Schmitz in attendance.
“We are very excited to be teaming up with the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity on this community build,” said Mike VanderZanden, Amerequip president and CEO. “This is another great opportunity for us to support and give back to the community that has supported us for more than 100 years.”
(For more on this story please see the April 29 issue of the Tri-County News.)