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Couple travels across the country to help build homes

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PASCO, Wash. -- Paying it forward one state at a time. That's what a retired Indiana couple is doing with Habitat for Humanity.

For the last nine years Norm and Angie Strait have driven across the country helping build homes for the organization. Now their trip to the Tri-Cities makes it 47 states.

Their goal is to volunteer in all 48 states. Throughout their voyage, the couple says their work fulfills a purpose to help others, "everybody loves their own area and we are able to share in that love and to see some of it," explains Norm Strait. His wife, Angie, agrees adding they meet new people all the time, "we're coming into an area where people don't know us from Adam, and they welcome us with open arms."

The couple has been in Washington since last week. They choose to volunteer for the Tri-Cities chapter because of their desire to help chapters with little or no outside volunteers.

Their next step will be a trip to Montana. Because they drive, Norm says it would be hard to make all 50 states.