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Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Habitat for Humanity needs your help.  They're not asking for money right now, just your time.  Flint River Habitat is trying to finish two houses in Albany by the end of June.

Ask any construction worker and they'll tell you working in the summer heat is brutal, and that's one reason Habitat is having trouble pulling in volunteers, but they're hopeful, this plea for help will encourage folks to pick up some tools and get to work.

17-year old Danielle Brown never picked up a caulk gun, until she showed up at a Habitat work site.  She said, "I always wanted to volunteer, I just never knew how."

She joined an organization that requires volunteer work, and found out she could help build houses.  "It's fun.  I like it because I'm helping people."

Aaron Douglas David feels the same.  He said, "It's a beautiful house on the outside and on the inside it makes me feel good when I see that I was part of something this beautiful."

But in order to finish this project, these volunteers need more hands on deck.

"Oh shew, we need help," said David.

More help to take care of the final touches.  "Habitat is a community effort," said Executive Director Stacey Odom-Driggers.  "When everybody pitches in and helps a little bit, then it all works to get the big picture done."

And even though it's hot outside, work still needs to be done.  Odom-Driggers said, "I know it's hot, but we have fans that are blowing, so it's cooler in here than it is outside for sure."

And the coolest part of it all, is getting the job done, and getting a family into their new home.

"I want to finish this," said David.  "Yes ma'am, I want to finish this house."  A house he helped build, one step at a time.

The great thing about Habitat is you don't have to own a tool or even know how to use one.  Construction supervisors will teach you everything you need to know and provide all the equipment to get the job done.

Volunteers are needed to finish those two homes in the Habitat neighborhood, just off of Newton Road Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM until it's just too hot outside to work


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