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UVA Takes Part in World Habitat Day

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Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville begins a week of building with construction bricks, and tiny plastic blocks.

Student volunteers built a replica home on the lawn at the University of Virginia Monday to mark World Habitat Day.

They invited people passing by to write their ideas for affordable housing in the community and hammer their messages onto the home. A week of activities wraps up Friday with a "building blitz" where kids and adults can create homes using Legos.

Kate Lemley, with Habitat for Humanity at UVA, said, "The theme is many homes, one community, so it's going to be pretty cool. Each participant is allowed to make their own little Lego house and we're going to assemble them all together to represent what we want to do with habitat."

Jordan Burnette, also with Habitat for Humanity at UVA, said, "That's one of the really special things we have at UVA - people are really involved - especially with Habitat."

Friday's free Lego "building blitz" starts at 4:30 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Habitat is still collecting Lego blocks.

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