Habitat for Humanity and Black Hills Energy "Light the Way" for north Rapid residents

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Two local groups were "lighting the way" for residents in north Rapid on Saturday.

The Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity teamed up with Black Hills Energy to give away 100 motion sensor adapters and light bulbs to residents in the Garfield Green neighborhood.

Habitat is building eight homes near the old Garfield Elementary School and wanted to learn more about the families in the area.

They got the bright idea to donate these items after reading more than 100 surveys from the community - most of them concerned about safety and needing more lighting.

Habitat for Humanity Community Outreach Coordinator Amber Wodzinski says, "Very excited about this community. They have their neighborhood and I'm glad that we could partner with Black Hills Energy and bring them something that would supply the neighborhood with more light and make them feel safer."

If you weren't able to come to today's event and live within the boundaries of Anamosa, North Street, Haines Avenue, and West Boulevard, you can pick up a light bulb and adapter at Habitat for Humanity on 610 East Omaha Street.