Students to help build house for family in need

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Students participating in the YouthBuild program are building this house in the 400 block of South Toppenish Avenue. Once it's finished, a Toppenish family in need will move in.
TOPPENISH, Wash. -- About 20 Lower Valley students will be working for a good cause this spring: building a home for a family in need.

They broke ground on the project Monday afternoon in Toppenish.

It's all part of the YouthBuild program. Students working toward diplomas or GEDs learn job skills as they build affordable housing in their community.

Students say it's a unique opportunity.

"Working as a team with other people, you know, just to build a house, and by the end seeing the family just receive the house; I think that just throughout the whole process, I'm just going to be getting things out of it," said participant Victor Silva.

Habitat for Humanity says a Toppenish family will move into the house.

Organizers expect the house to be finished June 30.