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Princeville Faces Building Blitz

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Twelve Princeville families will have new homes by January 15. It has been a building blitz for flood victims who are used to slow progress.(WRAL-TV5 News)
PRINCEVILLE — The housing boom is on in Princeville, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and a home improvement store.

Volunteers are working overtime for two weeks to build 12 new homes in the community hit hard by Hurricane Floyd. They hope to have all the houses finished by January 15.

Lowe's donated more than $350,000 to the project, making dreams come true for flood victims who have been on a long waiting list.

"I found out about a week ago that now's the time, and I was so excited that I just didn't know what to do or what to say or how to react," says future homeowner Barbara Torres.

Homeowners have to put in hundreds of hours to help with the home. They still need other volunteers, but most are from Lowe's as part of a $1 million commitment to Habitat for Humanity.


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