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Valdosta Habitat For Humanity spreading kindness by spreading paint

Shirley Morrison Shirley Morrison
Celena White Celena White
Al Torker Al Torker
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Habitat For Humanity volunteers in Valdosta are breaking out their paint brushes to help some citizens as part of national "A Brush With Kindness" week.

Wednesday, Shirley Morrison's home was getting a fresh coat of paint. "I've been looking forward to it for awhile," Morrison said. 

Volunteers from VSU and throughout the city are coming together this week to help Habitat For Humanity paint several houses across the city.

 "It feels very good," said VSU student Celena White, as she painted Morrison's house. "They might not be fortunate enough to go out themselves and buy the paint, so why not help out with them?"

"To make a difference," said Al Torker as he climbed up a ladder on the back of Morrison's home, preparing to paint the trim along the roof line.

Torker was helping paint the house in hopes of encouraging others to to help out in their communities as well.

"To whom much is given, much is required," Torker emphasized. "If you can help someone, you need to. Life is short and if you want to make a difference in life you got to do it then and now. Even the little smallest things can make a difference."

Morrison said she feels blessed to have members in her community with that attitude. "I feel like that's a blessing. For them to come out and help me, that shows that people have love for you and care," said Morrison.

That's the goal. Spreading paint on the house, and kindness in the community. Through Saturday, volunteers will work on three more homes in the city.

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