Flint River Habitat gets national recognition - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Flint River Habitat gets national recognition

April 20, 2006

Albany - Albany's Chapter of Habitat for Humanity receives national attention for building not one, but two homes for an Albany man raising his two children alone. USA Weekend named Flint River Habitat one of its ten outstanding volunteers for "National Make A Difference Day 2006." The story appears in this weekend's addition.

USA Weekend chose Flint River Habitat because they organized the build of a home for Ronald Kelly and his two children. When that home burned down, volunteers built a new home for Kelly.

Flint River Habitat Director Stacey Driggers-Odom hopes their work will inspire others.

"I hope that they will go out and either help their local habitat affiliate or whatever organization they choose to support. I hope that this will just inspire people to get out and volunteer more," said Stacey Driggers-Odom.

Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman helps to sponsor the "Make A Difference Day Award." He donated $10,000 to Flint River Habitat.

Members of Albany's VFW Post were also honored by USA Weekend for their volunteer work.

feedback: news@walb.com