BOONE, Iowa—Habitat for Humanity of Boone and Greene Counties will expand their “Helping Hands” program into Boone County. “Helping Hands” is a program that’s been used quite a bit in Greene County and has proven to be very successful. In Boone County, volunteers would build a home while Greene County volunteers would use the same amount of dollars to fix up more than one residence. The first Boone County “Helping Hands” project will be a home owned by Viola Williams. Habitat will purchase the materials for remodeling, but Williams will repay Habitat over time through a zero-interest loan. The homeowner, their family and friends are encouraged to provide sweat equity. Other “Helping Hands” projects are expected in Ogden, Madrid and Boone later this summer.