As the Jim Wells County Habitat for Humanity prepares to build their 17th house they have invited care-a-vanners to help with the build.

On Sunday, Jan. 5, the care-a-vanners were treated to a welcome dinner at the Church of Christ by the Habitat for Humanity board members and families who have benefited from the organization.

Care-a-vanners are people who travel the nation working on houses that are built under the non-profit organization. Each with a different talent to contribute.

The welcome dinner was full of former home recipients and the current home owner to be, Mari Guerrero. Guerrero and her daughter were selected by the organization’s board and selection committee.

Guerrero’s house is being built on the 900 block of South Adams.