Marshall University is joining with the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a needy family.
Marshall will provide the fundraising and volunteer labor for the house.
Marshall officials say the project is a way to educate students about civic responsibility and community involvement.
Marshall's director of volunteer services says the project will be publicized on campus in the fall. Prudy Barker says university officials hope student organizations, athletes, faculty and staff will become involved.
Teddy Kluemper the Third with the Huntington Habitat affiliate says the house is expected to be built near Marshall's campus. He says it normally takes nine to 12 weeks to construct a house.
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