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Youth Build House For Toppenish Family in Need

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TOPPENISH, WA. -- A Toppenish family has a new home thanks to the hard work of some underprivileged youth. It was all done through the non-profit YouthBuild program that works with disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 24. 


The group of 27 spent ten weeks building everything but the plumbing and the electricity in this new three bedroom house. They say the project gives them a sense of purpose. 

"I'm feeling really proud of myself because I never thought that I could do this," Jessica Ceja said. "It's proving to myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to."


"They kind of walk a little bit taller," Anthony Robinson said. "They have a little bit of pride in themselves in a positive light. They're more socially responsible and you can see that."


The home was sold to a family of five through Habitat for Humanity. They will move into their new home Tuesday. 

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