Habitat for Humanity helps family of five

By Cody Butler
By Haley Burton

August 6, 2014 Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Habitat for Humanity started building a new home for a family of five in Johnson City.

On Wednesday, there was a ground breaking ceremony for the new project at the corner of Willow Street and Floral Avenue. Volunteers of the organization will help build the two-story home that is expected to be completed by summer 2015.

It's the first time the Habitat for Humanity is building from the ground up in recent years.

"This is the first new construction that we've been able to do since the flood of 2011,” said Amy Winans, executive director of Broome County Habitat for Humanity. “So it has been a long awaited ground-up construction."

A shed was donated Wednesday morning, as well as $10,000 worth of windows and doors.

This will be the 27th home built by Habitat for Humanity in Broome County since 1992.

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