LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of volunteers made their way to the Lowe’s home improvement parking lot in Long Beach on Friday, helping to frame a new house.

The effort was part of a day-long event to raise awareness of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to help low income families afford their own homes.

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If all goes as planned, La Tonya Thompson’s three-bedroom home should be ready by June.

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“It’s very exciting. It’s been my dream since I was 22. So it’s finally coming true,” said Thompson, who was on site doing framing work on her home.

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For the past ten years, Lowe’s has been in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. For more information, click here.