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Habitat Home Dedicated In Storm Ravaged Gifford

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:03:28 CDT
By: AP

Habitat For Humanity plans to dedicate the last of three homes it has built in an eastern Illinois town hit hard by a tornado last November. Habitat says the home in Gifford was built along with the group Paxton Area Churches. Paxton is a small town northwest of Gifford. Both are about 25 miles north of Champaign. Gifford was among several Illinois towns, including Washington, hit by tornadoes last November 17. About 70 homes in the town of 970 were destroyed. Another 40 were badly damaged. Habitat said Ben and Christy Calhoun will move into the latest home. They each spent 250 hours working on it.

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