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Longview Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build

LONGVIEW, TX - The race is on! Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 volunteers with Longview Habitat for Humanity will attempt to completely frame, deck and roof a home in one day.

Volunteers are still needed for the project at 512 Roosevelt, the 75th home constructed by Longview Habitat and is also the 2011 United Way-funded home. Habitat Construction Manager Nico Fourie said he could use a total of 90 volunteers Saturday, working in shifts from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for the volunteers from noon to 1 p.m., courtesy of Atmos Energy and the Longview Pisanos.

Volunteers may preregister online at www.longviewhabitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity works with low-income families to build decent housing that would otherwise be unaffordable. Habitat's reliance on volunteer labor and donated materials significantly lowers costs for new homeowners. Habitat makes no profit on the homes and charges no interest on their 20-30 year mortgages. Families make a 1% down payment. Monthly payments range from $350-400 and include property taxes and insurance.

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