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The students are involved in a student service organization on campus called Compassion in Action that strives to donate to a local charity each semester and volunteer monthly.
The student organization raised the money for the home by soliciting donations and holding bake sales and sports tournaments.
Caleb Black, a senior biomedical engineering major and co-founder of Compassion in Action, worked on the home before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped construction. He described the moment of giving Habitat for Humanity the donation with Thomas present as special.
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"You can never really see what that moment's going to be like until it comes and you see her face light up," he said. "She's really excited about getting this house and what it's going to mean for her and her kids."