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UE Students Works to Build New Home for Evansville Family

Students at the University of Evansville are working to help at least one Tri-State family in need of a home.
Students at the University of Evansville are working to help at least one Tri-State family in need of a home. The college is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for the family. We were there for the groundbreaking this morning in the 500 block of Covert Ave.

UE has committed $25,000 to the project. Half of that was raised by the student congress. This is the first time the college has committed financially to a Habitat build.

"This is really sort of a groundbreaking thing for the university," said Jesse Willingham of UE Habitat for Humanity, "but something that will really help us maintain a better relationship and get to volunteer more because the thing we want to do is give more to the organization."

Up to 50 students are expected to volunteer on the project, and the house is expected to be completed in early December.
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