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First of many homes for fire victims, almost complete

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Amarillo, Texas - A local group helping to put roofs over the heads of many victims who lost their homes in the February wildfires, is making progress.

When the wildfires came through the Palisades, Lloyd Davis, a retired veteran, lost his home and everything in it.

In just a few weeks, this new house has been built thanks to the efforts of many, including a group called ACTS Community. Together they are pitching in to build the home Davis once had, with a few upgrades. Chad Conner from ACTS Community says, "It was really amazing the way that it happened. He had a contractor volunteer his services. When we got involved, they had already started. They had raised some of the money and they just needed some help completing it. That's where we came in and it's really moved fast since then."

Conner says the house, which should cost about $80,000 to build, is being done for $50,000. The home will be ready for move-in at the beginning of May.

The group has vowed to build several more homes, but they need your help. Visit www.actscommunity.org for more information.

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