June 9, 2023 – Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. (K & L) recently partnered with Operating Engineers Local 520 to donate carpenters and laborers to a foundation pour at the latest Habitat for Humanity house in Collinsville.  Howard Concrete Pumping also donated manpower and equipment to the project.  Over the course of several days, six K & L employees – Travis Catron, Travis Lappe, Jim Lautz, Jason Schwarz, Kyle Schwarz, and Jacob Theising – spent a total of 70 hours helping.  K & L thanks our own Travis Catron, who coordinated the concrete pour with Local 520’s Rusty Redman.

This is the Lewis and Clark Affiliate’s seventh house in Collinsville, but 70th overall since 1995.  The Lewis & Clark region also includes chapters in Alton, Bond County, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, and O’Fallon.

Kim Hicks, Collinsville Family Nurture Chair, said, “Besides volunteering at the build site and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, our Habitat partner is a working mom with one daughter.  She is also a proud member of the Army National Guard. Her vision is to work alongside community volunteers to provide a beautiful, affordable home in which her family will thrive.”

Anyone wishing to share their building skills can contact Vince Livie, volunteer coordinator, at Habitat4HumanityVolunteers@gmail.com  or by messaging their Facebook page, Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity, Collinsville, IL.