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Local family gets amazing gift thanks to Habitat for Humanity

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A local family is getting an amazing holiday gift.  Ivory Prince and her daughter will have a new home for the holidays.  Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the house Thursday morning in Clay.  The house will be built in just two short weeks.

Volunteers will be responsible for the majority of the work, including Prince, herself.  The future homeowner is putting in what Habitat for Humanity calls "sweat equity."  All habitat homeowners help in the building of other people's homes before they qualify to have their own build.  Prince says she has enjoyed volunteering her 300 hours.  She says installing laminate flooring has been one of the most fun experiences.

Crews of Habitat representatives and sponsor volunteers will work six days a week to make sure the home gets built under deadline.  Habitat crew leaders are always on site to make sure quality work is done, instructing volunteers on how to make it happen.  All the hard work will culminate December 19, when the house is complete.  A dedication ceremony will be held to give the keys to Prince.

She says she'll start moving in immediately.  Prince already has boxes packed and ready.  She hopes to be moved in and put up the Christmas tree by December 20.

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