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March 29, 2004

Americus-- Some South Georgia families who've never had a place to call home have one now.

The finishing touches are being put on a Habitat for Humanity home before a family moves in.

New Horizons, the local Habitat affiliate in Sumter County, is only two years old.

It has always lived under the shadow of Habitat for Humanity International, which is also located in Americus. But, word is getting out about the non-profit and people are donating money and time.

Now, eight families are moving into homes. New Horizons Director, Martha Williams says, "We still have a lot of work to do, but we are excited about what is happening. We still need more volunteers and more money like any non-profit struggles with. But, we do feel like we are making progress."

The affiliate is growing. They plan to build homes in surrounding counties, like Schley and Dooly.

Posted at 3:56 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com