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Woman Gets a Home Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Melissa Ruelas says she's glad to know, she'll soon have a home to call her own. All that thanks to Habitat For Humanity.

On Saturday, close to 100 volunteers came out to start building the house. The future home will be located at 584 Riverstone drive in Richland.

Ruelas says she's never owned a home before, and is very excited. This is the first ever "Women Build" project in the Tri-Cities.

Ruelas says her mother encouraged her to apply, and it's now a dream come true.

"My family is grown, my oldest daughter was nine when I had my set of twins, that are now two, so it's kind of like we move along whatever fits as my family grows," said Melissa Ruelas.

Ruelas also got a chance to sign her name on one of the walls of her new home. Habitat for Humanity says the house will be finished by September or October of this year.

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