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June 13, 2003

Valdosta - Teresa Enyeart's new home is finally complete. "It's a beautiful house," said Enyeart. "It just takes my breath away to look at it."

Just one week ago, Lakeland Forest subdivision was a bare clearing of land. Friday afternoon, it was a beautiful neighborhood. "I watched as it went from just a row of wood frames to an area filled with 25 houses," said Jack Francis, Volunteer.

It took 1300 volunteers just one week to build all 25 homes. "I'm tired and sore, but never felt so good in my life," said Francis.

New Homeowner Beverly Tucker remembers the first day of the project. "Nothing but a foundation and driveway was here, along with a big truck of tools," said Tucker.

Now she can't believe she's signing the papers on her new three bedroom, two bath home. "My two kids and I were living in a little duplex apartment, so this is going to be so much better for all of us," said Tucker.

Now all that's left to do is lay the carpet and finishing the landscaping. The families should move in by the end of the month.

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