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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity chose September 11, 2012 as the kick-off date for its newest project house.
The Build America home will be given to a local man or woman in uniform, which includes all forms of armed services and public safety.
Dennis Fish, a veteran himself, serves on the Habitat board. He said this project will be different because the group wants more than the typical donations of building materials.
"We want the community to help us build a house with only American parts," Fish said.
Some of those made in America materials are on display in both ReStores in New Hanover County. The public is encouraged to sign the wooden beams that will be used to build the home.
Tuesday afternoon, several firefighters with the city of Wilmington showed their support for the project.
Captain Darone McDowell said projects like America Build energize the community, which then supports the project itself.
"The economic climate is not where some people are in a position to have their own home," he said. "When you have agencies like Habitat for Humanity willing to help, it makes us feel good and then we want to help too."
Anyone can sign the beams or support the project in the next two months. Organizers hope to have enough support by Veterans' Day.
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