(09/09/13) - Genesee County Habitat for Humanity staff members were out in full force, early Monday morning, beginning their work on a very special project.
"This is huge, our one-hundredth build since 1990, from starting out in the basement of the Y to where we are today, it's unimaginable," said Juan Zuniga, of Habitat for Humanity.
The end result will be Habitat's fourteenth Foss Avenue neighborhood house, the fourth on this particular block of Ruth Avenue - the future home of Carolin Tyenll Robinson.
More than 150 General Motors employees are lending a hand, as part of GM Cares Week.
"It's where we take a week out at General Motors to give back to the community. This is awesome. It's a great feeling to be helping out the homeowner," said GM employee Mark Fishwick.
Robinson couldn't be more appreciative.
"It means so much that they thought enough of me to come out and just take time from their busy lives just to help me get a home started for me and my grand kids and kids," she said.
If all goes as planned, the hope is that a new 1,200 square foot home will be standing right there and ready for move in on Oct. 7.
"That's World Habitat Day, and it's just a celebration of Habitat across the US," said Juan Zuniga, of Habitat for Humanity.
Carolin's soon-to-be neighbors are ready to celebrate with her as well.
Habitat for Humanity is always looking for more volunteers. For more information, click HERE.
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