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A fire damaged a Florence plant early Wednesday morning. Investigators said all workers were accounted for, after the fire at the Fiberex plant on Parkway Drive. Investigators told WAFF 48's Marie WaxelMore >>
Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that damaged a Florence plant early Wednesday morning.More >>
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A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. The study by the Tax Foundation says federal funding accountsMore >>
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. More >>
HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) -
Ten Harvard students gave back to the Hartselle community. The Harvard students worked with Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for a family. Beth Parker's family is the recipient of the new house. Parker and her four children are excited to move into their new house.
"I brought them over here yesterday so they could see it and they were like 'oh my god it's a house.' so they're really excited," said Parker.
The volunteering students are benefiting from this experience. Nicholas Oo said he loves it here. "I think building a house is one of the most meaningful experiences I can have," said Oo. Oo said he hopes to be involved in economic policy in a few years. The Harvard students said they hope they are laying a solid foundation for their future. "When you make policy, it's important to know what people need and understand people on a personal level," added Oo.
Darja Mihailova said she believes her experience here is important. "My plans aren't totally figured out yet, but I hope to do some kind of international policy or economics work," said Mihailova.
Beth Parker is moved by their generosity. "To have people come from out of state to help build a house for me and my kids and I'm so grateful," said Parker.
Habitat for Humanity doesn't just build houses. The program gets people in need into a home and builds community spirit.