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Habitat for Humanity volunteers build home for Lubbock family

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A few short hours of labor from volunteers will help provide a Lubbock family with a new home.

Volunteers from the United States Marine Corps and Habitat for Humanity came together on Saturday to build the house from scratch. The Marine Corps volunteers included current officers and new recruits from the Lubbock area.

From 9 a.m. in the morning to 4 p.m. in the afternoon, volunteers were outside working in the hot summer sun.

TJ Patterson, one of the volunteers working on the house, said that he's been with the Habitat for Humanity efforts since they first began.

"The first house was built about a block north of here," Patterson said. "And now a hundred homes have been built - not houses but homes - enhancing families, making Lubbock, Texas, USA, a much better place."

The Marine Corps volunteers left their mark on the house by signing their names inside.

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