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Habitat For Humanity Building House After Tornado
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Jun. 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012 6:01 PM EDT
Dunlow , Wayne County , West Virginia
The tornado that ripped through Wayne County in March forever changed life for the Toney family, Josh, Vanessa, and 8-month old Noah.
The storm severely damaged the house they're renting, and even though the landlord is making small repairs, the family needed more help. That's when they got the chance at home ownership through Habitat for Humanity. Josh says, "We're real excited. It's the start of a new beginning." His wife Vanessa added, "Anxious, very anxious."
Tuesday, volunteers helped raise the first wall over the foundation of the house. Executive director for Wayne County Habitat for Humanity Joyce Clark says, "They're so excited and we're so excited to be able to do God's work and build this house here in Dunlow."
The Toney's can't wait to get their own hands dirty and help out at the house, that's close to their old neighborhood. "It just takes a lot of heart to come out do something when you have nothing to do with it. We haven't even met half of them yet. We haven't gotten to speak to them yet cause they've been so busy."
Little Noah will be one in October, and the Toney's are hoping to celebrate his birthday with a big party in their new backyard!
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