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Group's 'five houses in five days' goal may be impacted by rain

It's an ambitious goal: five houses in five days, an effort of The Fuller Center, an international organization.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It's an ambitious goal: five houses in five days, an effort of The Fuller Center of Central Indiana.

"We're an organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing," said David Snell. "We were founded by Millard Fuller, who also founded Habitat for Humanity, and we have projects across the country and around the world doing just this, building houses for families in need."

And Friday's rain appears to have impacted the local group's five day goal.

"I don't think we're going to quite make it," said Snell. "There's just too much to do outdoors that we can't do outdoors and some of the houses aren't quite done indoors, so it's a double whammy, but we're going to be close."

Snell said people are waiting to move in to all five homes.

"We have five families that have been selected," Snell said. Most of them have been out here all week. That's part of the deal, is that they help build the house and get a real sense of ownership. If you sweat and bleed over something you get a sense of ownership. They also learn some skills."

And it's not a freebie.

"They're buying these houses, on terms they can afford, over time with no interest charge, and that's the key."

Snell says more volunteers are needed.

"We'll take anybody who wants to come out and help. There's painting, there'll be some trim work, there will be that kind of finish things to do. They'd be more than welcome here."