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R House hits the road

By Joe Dashiell, jdashiell@wdbj7.com
Published On: Aug 29 2013 08:15:24 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 08:37:36 PM EDT

Freshmen worked on the home this week during their orientation. And early this morning, four sections made a deliberate journey from a parking lot in Salem to the home site on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. -

Just a few days after Roanoke College students picked up their hammers, a new home is almost complete.

Habitat for Humanity partnered with Roanoke College on the R House. Freshmen worked on the home during their orientation this week. And early Thursday morning, four sections made a deliberate journey from a parking lot in Salem to the home site on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke.

Brian Clark is Habitat for Humanity's Construction Director. "You know they just stopped working on Tuesday. We loaded it on Wednesday and here it is Thursday and it's all going to be in one place," Clark told WDBJ7, "so it's just kind of nice to see something that they worked on less than a week ago, if they were to drive by it, the house is going to look like a house."

By mid-afternoon Thursday, the sections had been assembled, but the R House was still waiting for the roof to be lifted into place.