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Community comes out to learn how to 'Build from the Heart'

by Cami Mountain

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Many people came out for the 'Build from the Heart' community kick off event to learn how they can get involved in helping build the Teeters family of Wausau a new, handicapped accessible home for their children with a rare medical condition.

The event, at the Great Dane, gave those people a chance to learn more about the project and what's still needed to make the home a reality, as well as meet the Teeters family face to face.  Chris, Annie, Zak and Callie were all there.

 Most of the people we spoke with say when they heard about the project, they knew they wanted to help but didn't know what they could do.

They say it's the Teeters story that drew them in.

Connie Halvorsen says, "I have a friend who has two disabled children.  So, I know how much help they could use.  So, this is something that I would really like to help out with."

Nikki Born adds, "I think it's a great thing that they're also going to build on that community area for people with disabled children.  So, I think that's one of the best parts of it."

More volunteers are always needed and welcomed.  We're still looking for contractors and business owners of all kinds, as well as people who can help with smaller projects, like painting rooms and sweeping up contractor mess.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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