The Jimmy Carter work project is well underway in the Azalea City, despite day upon day of rain. A lot of progress has been made at the site because the volunteers are not letting anything stop them, not the rain over the weekend or the heat Monday.
The determination comes from their commitment to helping families in need of simple, decent housing. Habitat volunteers from around the world didn't let the rain get to them over the weekend. They continued to hammer away.
Monday, it wasn't the showers they had to deal with, this time it was south Georgia's heat. The site was a melting pot of people who came not just to build houses, but because of their commitment to get rid of substandard housing.
A lot of progress for day three, the houses were dried and folks were on the roof putting shingles on. It's a site to see what can be accomplished on a construction site, despite of weather, when everyone's heart is in the right place.
“What struck me is a huge nest of volunteers who have come together to build houses for people in need, really affirming to see this,” says Hank, a volunteer.
To give you an idea of a typical day for the volunteers, the bus starts transporting them at 5:45 in the morning, and they work until 4:30 p.m.
Former president jimmy carter arrives on Wednesday.