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Jacob Battle hopes to build ten more houses in Ballanton, Haiti not far from Port-au-Prince. Each house will cost $4,000 dollars to build. They're 16 by 16 feet concrete structures.

Right now, nearly a year and a half after the earthquake, many survivors are still living in tents or houses made of scrap metal.

Battle plans to head to Haiti June 12th. "I promised them I would come back and build them a house. These people are so poor. They don't have running water or anything so they can't pay for their house either," Battle said.

If you'd like to donate to Jacob's project, write a check to the Calvary Episcopal Church Director's Discretionary Fund. Write "Haiti Build" in the note section. Mail donations to the church at 408 S. Lee Street, Americus, 31709.  Or you can call the church at 924-3908.

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