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Out-of-State Spring Breakers Build Wichita Falls Habitat Homes

Dozens of out-of-state college students are foregoing spring break vacations in an effort to help a Wichita Falls family in need.
Spring break is a time students look forward to so they can take a break from hitting the books, but for a group of out-of-town college students, their week is all about giving back.

Two groups of students, one from Washington University in St. Louis, the other from the University of Jamestown, are spending their spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Wichita Falls.

Together, they're building a home for a single mom and her kids.

They started working Monday and have since finished up the outside of the house.

They hope to start on the inside of the home tomorrow.

Brooke Lietzke, a University of Jamestown junior, says, "To come and build not just a house but a home for someone is really meaningful. We've gotten to meet the future owner of the house and she is just so excited. Yesterday she came back and we had put doors on her house and we had enclosed her porch and so she's really starting to feel like it's going to be her home."

This group of students will leave town after they finish up their work tomorrow.

Another group, this one from Iowa, will be in town working with Habitat next week.
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