Rockefeller Christmas tree used for Hudson Valley homes

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Some Hudson Valley families are having a little bit of Christmas spirit built into their homes.

Habitat for Humanity is using the lumber from last year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to help build two new homes in Newburgh.

Just like the famous tree lighting has become a major holiday tradition, so has donating the lumber to charity. "The nice thing is the lumber will be going to two different houses on South Miller Street, in addition to the two the 2015 lumber went in. So that's going to be kind of like Rockefeller Center Christmas tree row," says Cathy Collins, of Habitat for Humanity

This is the third time lumber from the Rockefeller Christmas tree has been donated to Habitat for Humanity in Newburgh.

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