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Valdosta prepares for Jimmy Carter Work Project

June 3, 2003

Valdosta - The Jimmy Carter Work Project is less than a week away, and 27 families will soon have a new home. "It's the super bowl of all Habitat projects," said Ralph Jackson, Habitat for Humanity Director.

Twelve hundred volunteers from all over the world are expected to help in the Jimmy Carter Work Project. Those volunteers will build all 27 homes in just one week. "They're coming from South Africa, Korea, and all over the U.S.," said Jackson.

Tuesday, Georgia Power workers installed utility poles at the site, and construction workers laid the final foundations. The area is now filled with lumber, concrete slabs, and tools, but will soon be a newly developed residential neighborhood.

"We've been waiting for this week for two years and can't wait to get started eliminating sub-standard housing," said Jackson.

The build will begin Saturday, and President Carter will visit the site on Wednesday.

posted at 2:00 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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