Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UIS and Habitat for Humanity team up

A new home is in the works for a foster mother who's also a student at the University of Illinois Springfield. UIS and the Sangamon County Habitat for Humanity are teaming up for a "Youthbuild" to make this woman's dream come true.

Students spent Tuesday putting up all the exterior and interior walls for a house that will be owned by Barbara Bell, who is also a foster parent.

Due to recent rains, construction on the building got off to a late start, but that hasn't dampened anyone's spirits. More than 150 students are coming out in groups of roughly 15, over the course of this week.

The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on April 16, 2014.

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