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Home For Hope to benefit up to 1,000 impoverished families

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In Daviess County, up to 1,000 families fighting poverty in developing countries are getting some help and it's all thanks to one house.

Members of Jagoe Homes broke ground on a very special house Friday.

It's called a Home for Hope and the proceeds from its sale will benefit Owensboro-based Aid the Homeless and Hope International, which fights poverty in developing countries.

Jeff Rutt is the founder and he says the group takes a different approach to charity.

"We try to completely turn that on its head and look for ways to leverage the gifts, talents, and abilities that those families have and allow them to work their way out of poverty," said Ruth.

The home will be located in the Deer Valley Community just off Highway 231 near Owensboro.

It should be complete in about three months and all proceeds go to those fighting poverty.

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