Local Charities Receive Special Gift

After nearly three years of hard work, the Tyler Area Builders Association wrapped up it's Two Hour House project this morning.   You may remember last October, the builders association, along with more than a thousand volunteers, built a house in 2 hours and 52 minutes. That's the world record. People paid an admission fee to watch.   Today, the builders association gave that money to six local charities that have been involved in the project since the beginning.

"I know that we are going to put it directly on a house," said Anne Payne, Executive Director for Smith County Habitat for Humanity. "Right now we have a house that is under construction that we truly need some funds for, so we are going to put it on that house." "

"It feels great," said Brian Conaway, Chairman of Two Hour House Committee. "I mean the home builders association in Tyler has always been a big supporter of all the charities and we're just glad to be able to help these six charities out."   Along with Habitat for Humanity, $5,000.00 was donated to Bethesda Health Clinic, Azleway Charter School, PATH, East Texas Food Bank, and the American Red Cross.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com