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Clemson Students Begin 20th Annual Habitat for Humanity Build

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The Clemson University chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting its 20th annual build on Bowman Field today. The Clemson University chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting its 20th annual build on Bowman Field today.
CLEMSON, S.C. -

The Clemson University chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting its 20th annual build on Bowman Field today.

Around 500 students are expected to work on the house, which will take about 2,100 volunteer hours to build. Not all volunteers are helping with the actual building process, though. Some are serving as "night guards," who stay overnight to guard the house.

Clemson University Habitat for Humanity and Pickens County Habitat for Humanity typically split the cost of building the house, which costs around $65,000. However, to mark the 20th anniversary, the university chapter is trying to fully fund the house with several fundraising events.

"If everyone who walked by the house on Homecoming game day donated a single dollar, the entire house would be paid for," said Kim Owen, homecoming coordinator for the university's Habitat chapter.

Donors who pay a certain amount will be able to leave their own unique mark on the home. $25 will fund one square foot of the house, and those donors will have their name put on the sub floor of the home. Anyone who gives more than $100 will have their names displayed on a sign inside the house.

The group hopes to have the house ready for move-in by April 2014. As soon as work begins, you can watch their progress on a live webcam.

Since the tradition began, an estimated 10,000 students have worked to house 21 families.

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