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Gene Fenstra of Willmar measures out a board length to be cut for a remodeling project at the Habitat for Humanity office in Willmar. Fenstra is part of a group of men currently working to renovate the Habitat for Humanity building in Willmar and build a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which will open sometime this spring. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Willmar, Minn., area volunteers find their own way to help the community

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Every Monday through Thursday at exactly 9:30 a.m., a group of about 12 men, all retired, gather around for coffee and cookies. They laugh and joke like old friends and tell each other stories about their lives.

It's a scene that's not so uncommon. But after 15 minutes or so, these retired men finish their coffee, put their work gloves back on and head back to the construction site, where they continue building homes from the ground up.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.


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