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Habitat is building on Dr. King's dream

January 21, 2008

Albany-  Some volunteers helped build on Dr. Martin Luther King's dream literally by helping Flint River Habitat for Humanity with the construction of two homes.

Between 40 and 50 volunteers from Albany State University, Georgia Power, The King Day Celebration committee and Sam's Club turned out with hammers in hand. Construction of 904 and 906 Willow Oak Court started in October. Monday crews were installing siding on the homes and say it was a fitting way to honor Dr. King.

"That was part of his dream, people having houses, so Habitat for Humanity is really living out the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King," said Helen Young, King Day Celebration Committee President.

"Anytime we donate a check going forward we're trying to work with that organization volunteering some time, because the more volunteer hours we have our company will also donate an additional donation," said John Jacobs, Sam's Club Manager.

Monday, Sam's Club donated $1,000 towards Habitat's efforts. Volunteers will be building on the dream all week from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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