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Groundbreaking Ceremony for First Habitat for Humanity Build in Silvis

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Work has begun on the first Habitat for Humanity house in Silvis. Work has begun on the first Habitat for Humanity house in Silvis.

One local family is beginning to build their dream home this weekend, thanks to Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity.

A groundbreaking was held Saturday morning for House #84 in Silvis.

This ceremony was particularly special because this is the first Habitat house ever built in Silvis.

It was a special occasion for the family that will soon call this house 'home', too.

"Yeah, it means a lot for me. My wife and my daughter they both love it. They love this area, Silvis, and we are very happy to be here," Tona Amegan said. He and his family have been working hard over the last year to earn sweat equity hours. The family will purchase the Silvis home on a no-interest loan upon completion.

Habitat volunteers will come together each Saturday to help the family build.

They hope to have the home finished by February.

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