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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Muslims joined together at 502 Clay Street in Wilmington this weekend to help build a habitat home.

Volunteers put their religious beliefs aside and came together for a common goal.

“This is really about neighbors helping neighbors,” said Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s Kitty Yerkes. “No matter what their background, no matter what their religion, no matter what their circumstances are.”

It takes about four months to build a habitat house…and this one is a few weeks in. Even the homeowner-to-be volunteers “sweat equity” hours once a week.

“They are out every Saturday for the 4 months helping to build their own house, but then they also have to help build someone else’s house,” said Yerkes. “It is very much based on the pay it forward.”

The homeowner doesn’t mind the hard labor. She says it is more rewarding that way.

“You appreciate it more,” said Shiletter Jacobs. ” You value it more. You’re out here, you’re hands on. It’s a great feeling.”

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