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'Handing over the key and cutting the ribbon, those are the tear jerking moments' The Habitat for Hu

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Published on April 3, 2019 -

'Handing over the key and cutting the ribbon, those are the tear jerking moments' The Habitat for Hu

'Handing over the key and cutting the ribbon, those are the tear jerking moments' The Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years of giving back

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'Handing over the key and cutting the ribbon, those are the tear jerking moments' The Habitat for Hu

Humanity" is "habitat for "habitat for humanity" is celebrating 30 years of building homes in the wabash valley.

What started as rehabing homes... turned into much more over the years.

New for you tonight at 6... news 10's jordan kudisch joins us from the latest project.

< "i'm standing at the 70th home built by the habitat for humanity.

Build by build they've been giving back to the community for 30 years."

The group built the first home in 19-89... and construction hasn't stopped since.

"i think their original goal was to rehab houses before they were like hey let's actually build these houses.

So to come from that point to now building multiple houses per year, we've come a long way."

While the finished product looks easy... it takes hard work to make a house, a home.

"i mean we do it all, we've been on the roof, painting, framing the house, we build it from the ground up with all volunteer labor minus foundation and drywall."

Patrick brown knows first hand what goes into these homes.

He's been the construction manager for 11 years.

He says the feeling of giving a key to a family never gets old.

"it's always good to see it come along and it's nice to see it finished and see the families in it and enjoy the home.

It's a good feeling."

Beyer couldn't agree more..

"you know handing over that key to their home and cutting the ribbon, those are the tear jerking moments but i think it really is because you can see how proud they are of what they've accomplished."

But to them...it's much more than just building a home.

It's about creating a better way of life for the community.

"people on the outside might see that "oh you're improving this person's porch or you gave them a railing that's awesome" but what they don't know the individual might have arthritis so that is not only a new porch but it's also sturdy steps up to their house that they've lived in for 60-70 years."

"while they plan on < "i'm standing at the 70th home built by the habitat for humanity.

Build by build they've been giving back to the community for 30 years."

The group built the first home in 19-89... and construction hasn't stopped since.

"i think their original goal was to rehab houses before they were like hey let's actually build these houses.

So to come from that point to now building multiple houses per year, we've come a long way."

While the finished product looks easy... it takes hard work to make a house, a home.

"i mean we do it all, we've

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