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Habitat for Humanity celebrates construction of 55th Cape Girardeau-area house

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Habitat for Humanity celebrated their 55th construction of a new home in the Cape Girardeau area on Saturday with a ribbon cutting. 

Dozens of people were there to help Casey Rehkop celebrate her brand new home. 

"Our first night here they were in here at the table eating dinner and I was outside and I looked through the window and they were just laughing and smiling and so it put a really good feeling in my heart to provide them a home," Rehkop said.  

Rehkop had been living in a small apartment with her five children before getting her new home. 

"It was uncomfortable and small and it really didn't have any kitchen space to cook and I bake a lot," Rehkop added. 

The new home is a result of a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, local businesses, volunteers and Casey Rehkop. 

At the ribbon cutting event, presentations of gifts were made by AT&T Volunteers, Love INC and Cape Assisted Living. 

"Everybody that's been a part of this, it wouldn't have been possible to own our own home," Rehkop said. "It's just a great feeling especially right before Christmas."

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