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Moody airmen hammer it out for habitat

August 17, 2007

Valdosta - Military support is never lacking in Lowndes County...and now 135 troops from Moody Air Force base found a way to say thanks.  "Valdosta is very good to Moody. We try to make Moody good for Valdosta. Where ever we can, when ever we can, we try to help," says Master Sergeant Chris Williams.

Friday, they braved the heat to hammer it out for habitat and build a Valdosta family a beautiful new home.  "Monday morning, there was nothing but a slab there. All this work has been done with Moody troops just this week!" says Larry Henderson, Construction Manager for Habitat for Humanity.

And build a better community.  "Yeah, we are Moody but we are part of the community as well. We live here and this is our home," McWilliams adds.

They say donating their time is an honor, as this home is being built in the memory of Father John O'Brien, a Catholic priest who died in a car crash earlier this month. 

He served the Valdosta community for 12 years and was a member of the Habitat family.  "Father John helped us out a whole lot and several people from his Catholic Church come out here regularly to work with us," Henderson says.

They say it's a fitting tribute to the man who spent more than a decade working to build a stronger community. And long after the troops are gone and the paint has dried, Father John's memory will live on in the home built in his honor.

The troops expect to finish the home Saturday.

There will be a dedication ceremony for Father John O'Brien at the home on September 2.

 

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