Area law enforcement officers from four local agencies joined volunteers today to help construct a new home for a low-income family in observation of Friday’s National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The house is being built for Amar and Muna Hammad and their 4 children. Originally from Sudan, they moved to the U.S. in 2010 and became naturalized American citizens in May.
The National Day of Service encourages all Americans to engage in charitable service in tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Off-duty officers from Coralville, North Liberty, and the University of Iowa Police Department, along with a deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office, volunteered for shifts to help out during the first day of volunteer construction.
In addition, the North Liberty Optimist Club loaned two of its “Avenue of Flags” poles and flags to celebrate the occasion, and Johnson County Supervisor Terrence Neuzil will join area volunteers in provided a barbecue lunch for all volunteers.