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Youth United To Build In Wichita Falls

A group of youth in Texoma, ages 13 to 25 will be spending their summer giving back to one family in need through Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United program.

There helping build a home for Sonia Vasquez and her three children, a single mother in Wichita Falls.

"I think it's amazing that we're doing this. That we're going out and we're actually helping people in the community, because some people are less fortunate than others," said Christian Akridge.

United Youth chapter in Wichita Falls will spend the month of June, laying the foundation for a home, but also building a family's future.

"I could be going out doing other things this summer, but instead of chilling and relaxing and doing whatever else I can be doing. I'm giving back to the community, because I am in a fortunate situation," said Akridge.

Sonia Vasquez, future homeowner said, "I am very happy that Habitat for Humanity is stepping up and helping construct my home."

Vasquez said she always dreamed of owning her own home and the thought of complete strangers making it happen is a dream come true.

"Now they are making it a reality. They are bringing my dreams to life and I am very grateful and appreciative of an organization like Habit for Humanity,” said Vasquez.

United Youth chapter in Wichita Falls is one of 20 in the nation, specifically designed to get the younger generation involved.

"It is just to help people who don't have what we have. They’re out there struggling and we're out here with all these great blessings and everything and it just feels good to give back," said Kaitlyn Horn, a Youth United Volunteer.

Blessings Vaquez said she looks forward to enjoying.

"I’m going to be able to have my kids go out in the yard and play without a worry, having to constantly watch them,” said Vasquez.

Habitat for Humanity said the home is expected to be finished at the end of June.

For more information on Youth United visit

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6
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