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Habitat for Humanity welcomed Rockford University students for its first week of the Collegiate Challenge program for 2014.
The Collegiate Challenge is a program offered by Habitat for Humanity where out-of-state volunteers come to Starkville to help build homes for chosen Starkville residents. Rockford University, located in Rockford, Ill., has sent a group of volunteers for the past 19 years. This year, they brought 29 volunteers. The volunteers financed their own trip and raised funds throughout the year to each bring $125 with them to buy building materials. The group is staying at Camp Seminole, owned by Boy Scouts of America, and work on building the house Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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