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12:17 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

GM Gift Funds New Habitat Home in Bowling Green

The frame of a planned four-bedroom home in Bowling Green made possible through a partnership with General Motors and Habitat for Humanity.
The frame of a planned four-bedroom home in Bowling Green made possible through a partnership with General Motors and Habitat for Humanity.
Credit Lisa Autry

General Motors is helping an immigrant family living in Bowling Green realize the American dream. 

A grant from the GM Foundation is allowing the Bowling Green-Warren County Habitat for Humanity chapter build a new home for a Burmese family. 

On Tuesday, local leaders gathered to see construction on the home which will be located on a new 14-acre development called Durbin Estates near downtown Bowling Green.

Donning a hard hat, Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche said GM is putting in some sweat equity, as well.

"Sometimes it's not just your treasure, but it's also your time and your talent that you can donate," replied Lamarche.

A team of Corvette employees will be helping construct the Bowling Green home.

A $1.4 million grant from the GM Foundation will fund the construction of ten homes and 15 neighborhood revitilization projects across the country.