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Breaking ground ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity home

A Quincy family is celebrating a life-changing moment. 

On Monday, crews broke ground during a ceremony for a new Habitat for Humanity home which will go to Jauna Byrd, her two younger children and their nephew. It’s 21st home built by the Quincy Area Habitat for Humanity.

"This family is just besides themselves with excitement They’re anxious to start their job, which is building the house along side volunteers," said Ruth Hultz the Habitat for Humanity Selection Committee Member. "They will work every Saturday and other days until until the house is built."

"I’m so excited, I can’t contain myself," said Byrd. "I’m just trying to take it all in, but I am very happy, very, very happy."

This Thursday, workers begin digging the basement. Habitat for Humanity officials said it typically takes 9 months for workers to finish a home, so the Byrd family is expected to move in in May.


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