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101 college students coming to Russell County to build homes

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  The Russell County Habitat for Humanity is planning to build homes for four deserving families next week, and you may be surprised at who is actually going to do the heavy lifting.

The people picking up hammers and nails next week to build these houses aren't your standard contractors, they are college students. And they are giving up their spring break to help families in need.

101 students will be traveling to Russell County for their spring break from school. They aren't coming to the valley for sunny beaches, but to help build houses.

This is the 8th year Russell County Habitat for Humanity has participated in the alternative spring break, called the Collegiate Challenge Build.

Students from all over the United States give up their fun in the sun for hard-work. Over the years nearly 200,000 people have helped build houses. This year they are visiting from Kentucky, New York, Connecticut and even Canada.

At the end of the week the kids can say they spent their spring break making a huge difference in a deserving community.

The students will get here on Monday and Tuesday and by Friday four new homes will be ready for their new owners to move in to.

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