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NJ family heads to Columbus to help build a house

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A New Jersey family has headed south trading beach balls and swim trunks for a hard hat and hammer. They're generously giving up their summer vacation to build hope for families in Columbus.

The Duffy family are in Columbus for the first time lending their hands to give back to the community by helping build a home with Habitat for Humanity of Columbus.

The idea started from Mike, the oldest of the Duff boys. He said that being here and giving back makes more of a difference than any other vacation.

"I just really like giving back no matter how it is, where it is, whether it is close or far away. I've always been interested in getting away, especially during the summer time and the south seemed like a good place to go," he says.

This isn't the first time the Duffy's have participated in a build with Habitat for Humanity. They all say they look forward to being part of an adventure like this again in the near future. 

The family funded the trip themselves and since they've been here they've had the opportunity to try a number of area favorites. They will continue working for the rest of the week getting the framing of the house started.

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