Habitat for Humanity builds in honor of three slain students

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- On a warm Saturday, a dedicated group of volunteers labored with no complaints as they worked on a very special Habitat for Humanity project.

The 'Our Three Winners' home was built to honor Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salah, the three Muslim-American students fatally shot inside their Chapel Hill home three months ago.

On Saturday, their father left the home's incoming owner, Petrina McCoy, a verse from the Koran which he told us is meant for people entering heaven.

"When God greets them on that day, and he says to them, 'Enter it in peace and be safe.' So I wrote that for the family on the door, because I think it will be their heaven, paradise on this earth," said Mohammad Abu-Salha.

"Wow, they've been through so much. But they're still willing to come out and share, and help. And I'm just so happy that they can share this moment with me," McCoy said.

The home itself serves as a legacy of what the three slain students considered important and worthy of their time.

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