Eight local businesses are teaming up to build a house for one East Tennessean in need.

It's part of the Blount County Habitat for Humanity's first Community Business Build.

Business leaders got a chance to meet Jimeesha Tate who will move into the house when it's finished.

The house doesn't even have walls yet, but Tate is already looking forward to the finished product.

"I'll probably be crying with joy but I'm really excited and anticipating it. I'm ready for it," she said.

Tate says she expects the builders to finish the house by mid to late May.

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