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Ohio students join mission project, build Albany homes

Ingrid Godfrey Ingrid Godfrey
Crystal Weitz Crystal Weitz
Findley college students gather before they get to work Findley college students gather before they get to work
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ohio college students have spent the last several days on their spring break in Albany as part of their Habitat for Humanity mission project. 

For many students spring break means one thing. "Go to the beach. or relax," Habitat For Humanity Findley Chapter President Ingrid Godfrey said.

But for dozens of Ohio students, this week is all about leaving their mark on a southwest Georgia community. "Jump in with both hands,  ready to work," Findley Service Director Crystal Weitz said. 

From Ohio to Albany, volunteers from Habitat for Humanity are on a mission to help build a handful of homes for families who need them the most.

Weitz says she wants the projects to symbolize a ray of hope. "The future of our country is going to be really strong because we have people that care for each other."

The impact of service not only affects those donating their time, but those receiving the gift. "It's so rewarding to be able to help people who really just need a new start, a new beginning, a new change," Godfrey said.

"I think it's a great opportunity to explore new things, step outside your comfort zone, get exposed to diverse people."

And generating friendships, there's never a dull moment. "By going on this trip I've met so many new friends," Volunteer Sabrina Braulich said.  "You not only get to help people but you get to make some really great memories and that's the best part of it."

"A sense of community and a sense of belonging that I think everyone feels, which is the most valuable thing," Godfrey said.

This group of spring breakers can leave, knowing the time invested will be worth it.

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