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WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) -- An area church helps build a house – dollar by dollar.

The earthquake in Haiti left many with nothing. Over this past holiday season one church made it their mission to help.

The First English Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids took donations to build a house for a Haitian Family.

The congregation created an outline of a house on the church wall.

They started selling paper bricks for ten dollars. Their goal – fill the entire house. They sold about 360 paper bricks.

"This has been a very powerful way for our congregation at First English Lutheran to prepared for Christmas. That was the goal. And now that we accomplished it, I'm really proud of what First English was able to do through the generosity of the parishioners," Pastor Josh Fite said.

The church raised a total of $3,600.

The money goes to Food For The Poor, a charity that helps in the Caribbean and Latin America.

It will send the church an update on who the family is and where in Haiti they live.

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