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Members of the WVU Tech Biology Club pause for a photo while working to construct a Habitat for Humanity home on Morris Drive.

Local volunteers are joining with Habitat for Humanity to place a local family in a new home.

According to Donna DeHart, volunteer manager for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam counties, WVU Tech Biology Club members and their advisor, Dr. Deborah Beutler, began Saturday to create the new living quarters. The old house of the David Lewis family on Morris Drive was torn down last week and a foundation for a new dwelling was completed. Work will continue through June.

“We need volunteers in that area,” said DeHart. “This is a great way to help someone in need, as well as earn service learning hours if you are in school.”

Volunteers are especially needed during the week. Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact DeHart at 304-720-0141 or at donna@hfhkp.org.

Habitat’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing from all communities in partnership with God’s people in need. Homes are built using volunteer labor and financed through the Habitat ReStore, grants, churches, corporations and individual donors. The new homes are then sold to qualifying families on a 20 year no-interest mortgage.

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