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      Habitat for Humanity breaks ground in Quincy

      It's a program that has helped people for many years.

      The Quincy Area Habitat for Humanity has broken ground for a new home development at 1732 North 16th Street.

      The organization builds homes for those in need and then sells the house to the family they partner with.

      This year's homeowner partner is Jessica Flachs.

      "We're excited, me and the boys. It's going to be our home, we're really excited. I've been working on this for about five years now. I've been working towards this goal for five years, so I feel very blessed today," Flachs said.

      Jessica and her sons did the honors of breaking the ground of their future home.

      "I just feel so blessed inside, just because there's more meaning to it with our home, and it's going to be ours. I've been wanting to own a home for five years now, so it's exciting," Flachs said.

      Daniel Baird has been volunteering with the organization for two years and finds it rewarding.

      "A single mother who, I believe she rents, she'll have her own home now to call home, for many years to come. There's a huge backyard for her children to play in. I think she'll enjoy the property as well as the location," Baird said.

      Habitat for Humanity relies on gifts of time, services, and finances to make these projects possible.