Habitat for Humanity To Build New Home in Five Days

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If you want to see something impressive, drive down Wayne St. in Lansing every day this week.

Habitat for Humanity is building a home from the ground up in just five days, as part of the national organization's Blitz Build. There will be 300 homes built this week around the country.

The Lansing home will go to a family with disabilities.

"They have two children with disabilities and it's been a great pleasure working with this family," said Tony Scott, construction manager at Habitat for Humanity's Lansing branch. "They're so grateful and their little boys that are in wheelchairs are just so excited. You can just see the excitement that they're going to be able to move around and do things that they can't do in the house they're in right now."

The family will have to put 400 "sweat hours" into another Habitat build, as part of the organization's requirements. They'll also have a mortgage, though theirs will be interest-free.

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