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Madison student club helps build homes | FOX61 Student News

Habitat for Humanity helps hundreds of people build their dream homes.

MADISON, Connecticut — Story by Erin Phillips and Emily Caspole

“There's no place like home.” 

Habitat for Humanity can't make a house fall from the sky like in the "Wizard of Oz," but they do the next best thing and help hundreds of people build their dream homes.

At Daniel Hand High school, students have their own club alongside Mia Corvino, a teacher and the advisor.

“Habitat for humanity which is in Madison called raise the roof. Our job as a club is to help fundraise and also go to the builds.” 

The Habitat for Humanity organization started in 1976 and has helped millions of people. Habitat for Humanity gives opportunities to people to own a home, these people meet the normal requirements to buy a house but are unable to save up for a down payment. This gives people the chance to be able to live in a nice home. 

“The best part of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity for me is being able to meet the families that will eventually live in the home, getting to hear their stories," said Allyson Pireaux, co-leader of the club. "You meet so many different people and you learn more about life outside the small town I live in it warms my heart and I just love it so much.” 

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A part of their mission is getting everyone affordable housing in part by raising money and awareness for the cause. Habitat for Humanity will continue making the world a better place one house at a time. 

Raising money and building homes. You can help the organization by donating to the charity or volunteering. Erin Phillips and Emily Caspole reporting at Daniel Hand High School live from the Habitat for Humanity bench.

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