Harvard Students Lend A Hand In Lexington

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Local business volunteers in Lexington have partnered with Harvard students on their spring break to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Lexington.

A group of 11 students will lend their hands all week long to construct a home for a deserving family on Loneta Avenue.

The students are a part of the Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge Spring Break Build. It is the most popular youth Habitat event and is expected to attract almost 14,000 youth participants this season.

Jessica Walsh, Harvard student, says, "Yesterday the house didn't have a roof and now it has a roof and interior walls. It's a really great feeling to know you're helping other people."

State Farm employees also volunteered to participate in the build and they presented a check for $2,000 grant on Wednesday that will go towards the Lexington build site.

This home will be one of nineteen to be built this year. Volunteers hope to complete the project by the end of May.

To get involved in a Habitat For Humanity project, contact Dana Stefaniak at 859-252-2224 or at www.lexhabitat.org.

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