Local Iraqi refugee is one step closer to new free house

Local Iraqi refugee gets free house
Local Iraqi refugee is one step closer to new free house

A local Iraqi refugee is one step closer to getting a new house for free Saturday.

Over two hundred Dutch Bros. employees assisted the Tri-Cities non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity in laying down the foundation to Jacob Mohammed’s new house.

Mohammed was there helping with the construction and says it was a day he will never forget.

“Today is probably one of the greatest days of my life and it’s actually a turning point in my life to see my house being built up you know. I would like to thank these great people and everyone else who participated in building my house,” Iraqi refugee Jacob Mohammed said.

Mohammed also worked for the U.S Army as an interpreter and translator for five years, and was later granted asylum by the U.S. government for helping assist them.

Mohammed will be continuously working on constructing his new house with the help of volunteers from the community over the next year.