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WRAL's Fayetteville Habitat House is On Schedule, Despite Weather

Posted January 28, 1998

— Despite of rainy weather, construction on WRAL's Habitat for Humanity house in Fayetteville is moving right along. The project will be home for one family, and a lifetime's worth of lessons for those who helped build it.

Emma Evans and Elenora McLean said they were tired of sitting on the sofa watching the soap operas. So they decided to volunteer at Fayetteville's Habitat Village to lend a hand.

But this is more than a boredom buster for the two women. It's also the start of a dream of their own.

Evans and McLean hope to pre-qualify as Habitat for Humanity homeowners themselves. They'll have to put in 10 hours of hard work in order to do so, and they've must agree to 400 hours of work in order to actually become a homeowner. That's a lot of painting, plastering, and plumbing.

One of the great things about Habitat for Humanity are all the skills you can learn. Depending on how much time you want to spend volunteering you can learn just about everything about homebuilding. Volunteer Jack Kramer told WRAL-TV5'sBill Lesliethat a volunteer can learn about all stages of building.

Evans admitted her confidence as a worker is a little shaky now.

It feels good to learn a skill. McLean told Leslie it also feels good to help somebody.

Habitat Village is expected to be complete in about two and a half years. To help with a Habitat project, can call the Habitat for Humanity group in your county.

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