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Two families get new homes

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September 7, 2002

Albany- They hammer, measure and cut pieces of wood in half to make sure two families have places to lay their heads.

Flint River Habitat for Humanity executive director, Stacy Driggers, says these volunteers don't mind breaking a sweat because they say it's their duty.

Driggers adds, "It's important just to help each other and here we're building this community and getting these families into safe decent affordable housing."

New homeowner,Vickie Williams, says she doesn't mind helping these volunteers build her new home, and she says it warms her hard that so many people care.

Williams says, "It's a joy to me to have everyone to come out and to be able to have a house."

Volunteer, Mark Shoemaker, says he loves being a part of Habitat for Humanity builds because it is an experience of a lifetime.

Shoemaker, "It's a great joy. Everybody needs a house don't they." Vickie says she already can visualize what her new home will look like, and she also says it brings tears to her eyes just thinking about it.

Williams adds, "I've been reminiscing about how I want it, and I already have a general idea of how I want to fix it up, so it's going to be real nice."

It it will take these volunteers about three more months to finish these homes, and they say they look forward to seeing the finished product.

Posted at 2:45PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com