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Habitat for Humanity preparing for bird house auction on Friday

Some of the bird houses that will be auctioned off on Friday Some of the bird houses that will be auctioned off on Friday
A bird house shaped like a rooster, which will be auctioned off on Friday A bird house shaped like a rooster, which will be auctioned off on Friday
Stuart Mullis Stuart Mullis
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a bird house auction this Friday.

They hold the auction every two years to help raise money to build a houses in the community. The auction will start at seven p.m. at the Valdosta Country Club.

"We like to say that we're selling houses to build homes," said Stuart Mullis, Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity.

"If we have a successful, auction, which we hope and we pray that we do, we'll have enough funds to build a house; to put a family in need in a house of their own," Mullis continued.

There will be live and silent auctions as well as other items up for bid along with the bird houses.

Mullis emphasized that this auction is very important due to the relatively high number of sub-standard homes in Valdosta and Lowndes County.

"Not many years ago, there was a study done by VSU with the help of the students at VSU," Mullis explained. "There were identified to be nearly a thousand homes in Valdosta that were sub-standard by a long shot that people were living in."

Mullis noted that Habitat for Humanity has built over 200 homes in Valdosta so far.

Tickets to the auction are $15 dollars per person or $25 dollars per couple and can be purchased at Elli's Boutique in Downtown Valdosta.

For more information about donating to Habitat for Humanity, call 229-247-8513.

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