Habitat Home Underway in Valdosta

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

A house at 1612 Jefferson Court in Lowndes County is getting an upgrade after the family who lived there moved out.

More than 20 Valdosta State students spent the day fixing and painting the home.

They say giving back to the community is essential. "Our community is where we start from," said Maurissa Francis, one of the VSU students painting the house. "It's our foundation place. And if we don't give back, then no one will. So, it has to start with us. We may be young, but it has to start somewhere."

This Habitat House is expected to be completed in about two weeks.

Managers will then choose the homeowner from among six families.

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  • by david Location: thomasville on Apr 9, 2011 at 08:40 PM
    for 10 yrs i have been studying H4H. i have seen only 3 homes go to white families. seems like there is a monopoly on who receives these homes. just like 1 in thomasville a few yrs ago. the house was "donated" to H4H from Archibold hospital. guess what.... it went to an employee (RN). someone who earns upward of $18 an hour with a lot of time and a half for overtime. seems that just maybe names should be placed in a hat and the winner's name be pulled in "public"
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