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Greene County Students Build House for Habitat for Humanity

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Students in Greene County built a house for Habitat for Humanity. Students in Greene County built a house for Habitat for Humanity.
Students in Greene County built a house for Habitat for Humanity. Students in Greene County built a house for Habitat for Humanity.
GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Students at the Greene County Technical Center worked to make it easier to get a family into a home.

A partnership between the school and Habitat for Humanity made it possible for the students to build a house for a family in need. The house was then moved in sections by a crane to its new foundation.

According to Habitat for Humanity, they started talking to the center in the spring to work out a plan on buying the house instead of it going to auction. Since then, they have cleared off a lot and the site is finally ready for the house that was built by the carpentry class.

“From our standpoint, it’s actually going to be less expensive because we were able to buy the house at a very reasonable price from the Greene Count school system and instead of starting from scratch, we’re starting out with basically a house that’s dried in,” said co-chair of Habitat for Humanity of Greene County Bruce Seger. “We just need to finish up the interior and put the siding on.”

Habitat for Humanity said the family is excited about their new home and that the kids have already picked out their bedroom while the family is finalizing some interior details.

Once the house is settled, Habitat for Humanity will start a call for volunteers. The house should be ready for the family to move in within the next three months.