An important site lost in last years flood is making a come back.
A group of Mission Builders is working diligently to restore Peace Lutheran Church in Burlington.
Jordan Pederson has more.
The Peace Lutheran congregation of Burlington suffered a great loss during last summer's flood.
This summer... a group from Mission Builders are working to redeem the structure and what it once stood for.
The basement of the church was completely submerged under water... destroying the education classrooms.
(Terry Haider, Construction Manager, Hope Village) "After it got flooded we didn't want to risk that again."
This time around... the classrooms will be built on ground level.
(Terry Haider, Construction Manager, Hope Village) "Building on top just made sense."
The expansion will also include a new kitchen, youth room and media room.
A crew of 5 from the Mission Builders Organization set up camp and started the preliminary work in early April.
Made up of mostly retirees, they have come from South Dakota, Texas and Missouri to knock this project out.
(Clarence Strabel, Project Manager, Mission Builders) "Our crew is basically the framers and making it weather tight and getting it ready for the dry-wallers."
Strabel's crew hopes to be finished by the end of September.
But this is a collaborative effort between the Mission Builders and volunteers from the congregation.
(Terry Haider, Construction Manager, Hope Village) "If we had to hire a contractor, we couldn't afford to do this."
Haider believes it is possible to have the church complete by November.. but only because of the help from willing hands..
(Clarence Strabel, Project Manager, Mission Builders) "We like to do it."
(Terry Haider, Construction Manager, Hope Village) "I know volunteers get a lot out of coming but they have no idea how important they are. It is great."
In Burlington. Jordan Pederson, KX News.
Peace Lutheran of Burlington is one of 4 ELCA churches that was flooded in last summer's flood. 1:30