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3/26/09

Texas Tech builds home for Lubbock family

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Some Texas Tech students will defy the severe weather. They're on a three day mission to build a brand new home for a family in need. The weather may be a problem on Friday but the Greek community took advantage of the sunny, warm afternoon as they began building their first Habitat for Humanity home.

After two years of planning, 42 sororities and fraternities raised nearly $65,000 and only have 72- hours to build a home. They are doing it for Enrique Orosco and his two-year-old son Hayden. "It's going to be amazing that I can say I have my own home," says Orosco.

After the paint dries nearly 500 students will have helped build this house and they all say giving back is what they're about. "It gives you a sense of spirit. To know that you're doing something worth while. You're putting time into it and at the end you can look back and know you really made a difference," says sophomore Phi Delta Theta Cody Comiskey.

"We're getting to put up the first walls with him and he's getting to see this house. He's never had a house. It's more exciting for us to see how happy we're making him," says Zeta Tau Alpha Cassie Humphruies.

But the biggest obstacle they are facing is the weather. "If the weather is bad. It's bad. We'll work with it - but nothing is going to stop us from building this home for Enrique and Hayden," says Panhellenic member Katie Gibson.

Enrique says his dream is to give his son a home and to all who are making his dream a reality, "Thank you for helping me, I really appreciate all that you are doing," says Orosco.

If everything goes according to the plans the group will be finish the home Saturday evening and plan on presenting Enrique and his son with the keys this Monday on campus.

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