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FCHH Dedicates 2013 Women Build Home

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At this time of year, giving to others is what it's all about. That's why the Flower City Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 2013 Women Build Home today to a Rochester woman and her two kids.

The house on Kondolf Street in the Josana Neighborhood was built by more than 250 volunteers, 95 percent of them were women.

They raised more than $75,000 to build the house. New homeowner Kresha Johnson spent 450 hours building this and other habitat houses as a "down payment" on the home.

Once she and her family moves in, they'll begin payments on their zero-interest mortgage.

"I just feel like I'm doing positive things in my life and from this I hope I can do more and be able to give more to my kids," said homeowner Kresha Johnson. "I'm so greatful and I just feel so blessed and I'm excited for this new beginning for me and my family."

This is the 9th Women Build House in Rochester in an effort to revitalize struggling Rochester neighborhoods.

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