Items salvaged from flood buyout homes

James Prince of Mason City removes siding from a home on North Hampshire Avenue

“Many hands make light work,” said Al Goranson, of Mason City, who has been a Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa volunteer since the group formed in 1993. “We have a lot of volunteers today that have carpentry skills.”

The group salvaged items from a house at 618 N. Maryland Ave. in the morning before heading to the dome house at 608 N. Hampshire Ave., built in 1978 and most recently owned by Richard and Nancy Lacoste.

“We are getting a lot of good stuff out of here,” Goranson said.

Salvaged items included patio doors, cabinets, vanities, siding, windows and sinks.


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