For two weeks every August, Indianapolis hosts the Indiana State Fair. For the last four summers, one feature of the event has been the construction of a Habitat Greater Indianapolis home on the fairground.
Dubbed the Ag Build, the house was made possible by 27 sponsors — mostly from the state’s agricultural industry — who contribute funds, materials and volunteers. More than 350 volunteers helped build the house in just 14 days, ending with an on-site dedication for homeowner Joseph Olumullah.
Fairgoers were invited to watch the house go up, take a tour of the three-bedroom home and attend the dedication. Habitat Greater Indianapolis president and CEO Jim Morris says the Ag Build “provides an opportunity to share the Habitat homeownership story, see the volunteers in action and further promote the impact Indiana agriculture makes on our state.”