Local students breaking records, changing lives

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the House program kicked off to a record breaking start Saturday.  Holy Cross College  students got up early to start building a home for a local family in need. 

The group of volunteers assembled 23 walls in less than two hours.  Habitat for Humanity says they have never seen it done before.

"The more houses that are built, the more mortgages that are paid, the more opportunities we have to build more homes."  explained Montana Knapp with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County.

In 2012, more than 15 homes were built by this Habitat for Humanity affiliate.  This year, Knapp says that they are on track to building at least 10 new homes for families that are in need.

The house that was started on Saturday, will be continued to be worked on by student volunteers.  By May, Knapp says the house should be complete and sitting on a quiet corner on West Seventh Street in Mishawaka.

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