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A surprise one homeowner could hardly believe

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Lee County high school students are working hard to make home ownership extra special for a habitat for humanity recipient.

On Sunday they gave her a big surprise when they showed up with hundreds of dollars worth of things she and her two sons can use to make their house a home.

It was a surprise this homeowner could hardly believe.

"They brought me everything I asked for on the list," said Latashae Jenkins, Homeowner.

Necessities she can use decorate her habitat home.

"They bought spider man things for my son's room the brought car things for my other son's room, the bought stuff for my bedroom, the bathroom and the kitchen," said Jenkins.

With the help of Habitat form Humanity and sponsors students from the Lee County High school interior design class and Future Community Leaders got together with a habitat homeowner to assist in decorating her house.

"Miss Sharpe and Miss Massey went out and bought things according to what people told us was their interests and what they liked," said Aimey Chun, Lee County High School.

Today students helped further that decorating process by helping to paint some of the rooms.

"Most of it was donated or the money to buy it was donated from teachers at the high school and FCCLA," said Brittany Hering, Lee County High School.

"I love the yellow bathroom because I just think it's a pretty color I like the red and the blue how they have it decorated," said Jenkins.

Jenkins was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a house full of help and is overjoyed for the head start she has on decorating it.

"It's not often that people decided to spend their money and we're going through hard times right now so I'm just glad they choose me," said Jenkins.

In total, about 25 students will spend time working to help complete the house.

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