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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on another home

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Albany/HV: Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on another home
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Talk about girl power. Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on its fifth house in Newburgh.

It is part of "Women Build," giving females the chance to learn construction skills. Eighty percent of the volunteers are women. But the project is not leaving men out completely. They can still lend a hand.

"Not that we know every aspect of construction, but we know every aspect of raising a family and hoping that the family is in a safe and comfortable place. We all grown up having homes or apartments that we didn't have fear where we lived. It is our joy to do that for another family," said Celest Bloomer, Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

It is also national "Women Build Week." Girls 16 and older can volunteer. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP