12 Day Habitat Build Ahead Of Schedule

Ahead of schedule, Habitat for Humanity is more than half way done building a house in 12 days.

It's part of this year's Business Blitz Build, involving 18 Smith County companies.

Volunteers, with the help of professional builders, started on the North Tyler home last Monday. After just a few hours of work, the house had a wooden frame.

Today is day 8, and the house now has a roof, siding, and paint. More than 150 volunteers have been working to make it happen, and the future homeowner is one of them.

"I'm excited," Teresa Yarbrough, a single mother of two, said. "It has came a long way. We have had so many volunteers coming out helping. I just want to tell them thank you. We still have a way to go, but we're getting there. We're getting there."

The home on North Gaston Avenue will be finished and dedicated on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Julie Tam, reporting.