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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The Flint River Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Advisors are teaming
up to give two Albany single mothers the homes of their dreams.
Barney and Janet Lewis are putting the finishing touches on the place they will
soon call home.
be neighbors at their new homes on Willow Oak Court thanks to the Flint River
Habitat for Humanity.
feel really good. I'm just so happy it's actually happening," said Homeowner
just thank everybody who is out here today and it really means a lot to me," said
Homeowner Janet Lewis.
husband, who served in the Army, was killed four years ago in Iraq. Since then
she's been juggling school and work to support her four-year -old son.
getting on my feet now and I'm getting back to the routine of things and just
getting myself together for me and my son so that we do have a stable life,"
is raising her 9-year-old daughter, and is a Child Nutrition Manager for the
Dougherty County School System. She says she's happy to provide her family with
a good home.
gets tough but she has really made it easy for me and that's the reason I work
so hard and want to provide her with a house and give her everything that she
needs," said Lewis.
volunteers with Wells Fargo Advisors got dirty to paint and put up siding on
the new homes. They also presented a $15,000 check to the Flint River Habitat
with Habitat and helping people get established in their homes is real
important to us," said Vic Sullivan with Wells Fargo Advisors.
new homeowners say their thankful for the support, and are excited to move into
their new homes in July.