Dallas County Habitat for Humanity took time during their lunch break on Friday of their Adel Rock the Block event to hold a ribbon cutting a dedication for their new equipment storage trailer. The trailer was purchased with a grant from the Dallas County Foundation of $5,000.

The trailer features Habitat for Humanity’s logo, as well as the Dallas County Foundation’s logo, as a thank you and had shelves built in to hold all of their tools and equipment.

Tim Canney, Dallas County Foundation President and member of the Habitat for Humanity steering committee, said that the new trailer will allow them to be more self-reliant.

“While Greater Des Moines Habitat has their own equipment, we don’t have to rely on them, we don’t have to call them, line something up, we don’t have to work into their schedule,” Canney said. “We have the ability to do projects on our own… so it’s going to make us react faster to needs.”

Outside of the Rock the Block events they do each year, Dallas County Habitat for Humanity has several other projects that are going on year round.

While many of the tools they have in their new trailer came from Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, many were also donated. Dallas Center resident Robert Pearson and Allied Construction in Des Moines donated some of the tools to Dallas County Habitat for Humanity.