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Apr 30, 2011 10:33 PM

Habitat for Humanity Home Built for Scott County Family

The Georgetown girls soccer team spent their Saturday putting the finishing touches on a Habitat for Humanity home.

It's for a family who desperately needed a place to live, the Curetons. They were forced to leave their duplex after their landlord was charged in a drug bust, and lost their license to provide Section 8 Housing, which was the only way the Curetons could afford the home.

"You have to work together and have team work and you have to do that on the soccer field too," say Jessica Dixon, a soccer player at Georgetown.

"I've heard about this family before, in need. and it feels really good. because the fact that yeah we are privileged we can do all this stuff and the fact we can help out, it just feels really good," says Alex Harbowy.

Susan Johnson with the Scott County Habitat for Humanity knows how important this home is to the Cureton family. "This family was desperate for quality housing. they didn't need to be shuffling from one apartment to another because of the circumstances they needed to have a place they can call their own," she says.

But the Cureton's dream home isn't your ordinary home. It's completely handicap-accessible. "This young man has never had the opportunity to sit in the sun. He can roll his hospital bed out onto the back deck and sit," says Johnson.

So step by step, brush by brush, the girls are working together so the Cureton family can finally come home.

"The fact we are doing this for the family keeps you going," says Harbowy.

The Georgetown girls basketball and volleyball team also helped out with the home. It's expected to be finished in two weeks.


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