Volunteers break ground on new Habitat for Humanity home

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) People broke ground Thursday for the 40th Habitat for Humanity build this year in the Chippewa Valley.

Construction actually started last month, but the ground breaking ceremony was held tonight.

The house is going up on Necessity Street in Eau Claire, and will be made for the Xiong family, whose old house didn't fit the size of their growing family.

Aaron Czappa with Habitat for Humanity says families have to wait a long time to get this opportunity.

"In the Chippewa Valley alone there are over 600 families on the waiting list for decent housing in the Chippewa Valley. So, what we try to do is provide as many homes as possible to the families that are in need," says Czappa.

He says there will be hundreds of people and volunteers working on the house, and they expect it to be finished in a few months.

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