It won't be long now before dirt is removed, a foundation is poured and a couple of needy Kamloops families grip the deed to their own home.
Habitat for Humanity Kamloops is closer to breaking ground on its latest project, the first one in three years for the city.
The three-bedroom, two-storey duplex will be built at the corner of Westsyde Road and Kyle Drive. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.
"We're approving our building plans and getting ready to go," spokeswoman Diana Skoglund said.
All 120 low-income families on the waitlist attended a selection meeting to find out just what's involved in being chosen for a habitat home.
Selection could take several weeks, she said.
A volunteer orientation meeting will be held Sept. 9 at St. Paul's Cathedral, 360 Nicola St., and any interested volunteers, especially those with knowledge of the construction trade, are more than welcome to attend.
Meanwhile, ReStore, the society's new and used building supply store, is just days away from opening.
Volunteers spent last weekend stocking the corner unit at Cariboo Place to get ready for the opening. Various local businesses, including Home Depot, have donated material to be sold at reduced cost in the store. Skoglund said all that's needed now is a manager, and the competition for that position closed Aug. 13.
All the money raised from the building supply store will go back to Habitat. Each ReStore is expected to generate enough money for its own build each year. For more information about donating your time to Habitat, call 579-5536.