The “Hammerin’ Irish” Are Back To Work

The "Hammerin' Irish" are back on the job.

34 members of the Notre Dame Alumni Association or the "Hammerin' Irish" teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a South Bend family.

This will be the 11th home the "Hammerin' Irish" have built.

Work on the home on Walnut Street began Monday.

So far, the home is framed and the windows are in place.

When the home is finished it will have three bedrooms and one bath for Melva Maefield and her three children.

Tom Campbell, house leader, said, “Personally I’m just overwhelmed. The kids are going to have a real special place. It's going to take a load of her mind, but the kids will have a place of their own a sense of belonging. They are going to have their own bedroom. They've been renting an apartment with three to a bedroom b/c there's no space.”

Construction of the home is expected to be complete by Friday.

This weekend the keys will be in the hands of the new homeowners.

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