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Volunteers put finishing touches on Nacogdoches home


Homeowner Arturo Merino spent Saturday morning putting the finishing touches on the outside of his future home.

And with a little from a group of women the home is one step closer to completion.

"We are very exciting to get the project completed and were are here to help and we hope its gets done by the summer," said Merino.

Female volunteers spent the day painting and insulating the three bedroom home after a week of training.

During Women Build Week, volunteers learned specific skills and are encouraged to participate in the building process.

 "It helps us to raise awareness for what we do and the ministry that we do but it also just give us a great opportunity to get some women together and do some good in the world," said Mickey Lynn, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Nacogdoches.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mickey Lynn says everyone supports each other and they all have a great time learning a skill that will ultimately benefit the community.

"You're helping neighbors, this is not someone far away that you' never see again, these are folks you can invest in," said Lynn.

Merino, his wife and two sons will move in the home once it's finished and volunteer says that's best, seeing a family get a fresh start in new home.

"A finished house represents a new home for a family that is in need and it really humbling to know that we've done that," said Courtney Frost, Dream Builders SFA.

Officials say that the skills women learn they can use to continue volunteering with habitat and even take on projects at home that would have never tried before.

"If they learn nothing else, they learn that they can," said Lynn.

Habitat for Humanity began construction on the home in January and hope to have it complete by this summer.

Volunteers work every Saturday on the house from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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