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Alabama rivals unite, help Habitat for Humanity finish home before Christmas

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It was a miracle in more ways than one.

Students from Auburn University and the University of Alabama joined together today, Dec. 17, to help Habitat for Humanity finish a home for an Opelika family to move into before Christmas.

This is the second home Geordan Construction, sub-contractors and volunteers have built for a Habitat family. The partners donate nearly all the materials and time, essentially slashing the family's mortgage in half.

The effort has made home-ownership an affordable reality for Shirley Meadows, her daughter and two granddaughters.

"It's a blessing," says Meadows. "We are so excited for the help, and what people have done for us. It's very good, how the community comes together. I am so blessed, me and my family."

Habitat for Humanity and their partners began building the home on Dec. 1, and it will be ready for move-in on Friday, Dec. 20.

Habitat for Humanity usually builds one or two homes each year in Lee County, but with help from Geordan Construction and other contractors who are beginning to step-up, they hope to build several more in the coming year.

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