Women Build Home for Family in Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2010 at 11:37 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2010 at 11:37 PM EDT

A family on Buffalo's east side is the new owner of a home built by nearly 400 women.

The Shalamba family worked alongside the volunteers all summer long on the Habitat Buffalo Women Build 2010 project at 47 Fox Street. Sunday's dedication ceremony included a prayer of blessing and a viewing so the public can see the work habitat has been doing.

"We are excited and we are very happy because we didn't know if we could get a house but the wonderful job Habitat did is to offer us and to give us chance to become the homeowner," says new homeowner Gabriel Shalamba.

This project marks the 209th house Habitat has built in Buffalo over the last 25 years.