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Volunteers celebrate MLK by building habitat house

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Volunteers will build a Habitat for Humanity home in Valdosta Saturday in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior.

A few months ago, the house Mary Jackson lived in was demolished because of severe structural, plumbing, and electrical damage. The MLK Commemoration Association will work on her new house on this foundation on Adair Street.

"I thank god I got another start a brand new home and I am so grateful for that," said Mary Jackson. "I am so grateful for God for blessing me with that."

"We want to give back to the community to show the community we can come together and do something in a special way," said Patricia McRae with the MLK Commemoration Association.

Throughout the weekend, the MLK association is hosting an Emancipation Proclamation event, Founder's Banquet, and commemoration programs.

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