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Family looks forward to future home

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On Sugar Plum Court in Randolph Vermont, George DeJoinville, his wife and three kids watch as their future home is built by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity.

"We bought this lot 4 or 5 years ago, and we broke ground at the end of April, early May, and we've been working away with volunteers all summer and fall," says Ken Stevens of Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday marked the last day Habitat will work on the house before taking a break for winter. The group had a "siding party" to celebrate. DeJoinville is excited that the project to build him a home is going so well.

"This is awesome, we've been seeing the program forever, it's unreal really to have a house of our own," he says.

DeJoinville also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity - a nonprofit organization that builds homes for those in need - and is helping out with the construction of his house, along with friends.

"I've known him ever since he was a little tyke and so I really wanted to help him do this one, without a doubt, and I'm sure there's more to come. I enjoy it," says Don Wood of Woody's Vinyl Siding.

Ken Stevens from Habitat says it usually takes him about 2 years to complete construction on a house, and the DeJoinville's are set to be moved in right on schedule. He says, "We're hoping to have the family in before Christmas of next year, so a year from now."

A Christmas gift from Habitat for Humanity, the DeJoinville's won't likely soon forget.

"It's a great program. We've built a lot of homes, slow start in Randolph but we're getting there and just support your local habitat chapter," says DeJoinville.

"It's a celebration of community volunteerism and helping people that need good quality housing and that's what Habitats all about," says Stevens.

A group coming together to give a family a place to call home.

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