Habitat for Humanity needs local volunteers to get involved.
Valdosta was chosen to host this year's Jimmy Carter Work Project because of the community's commitment to end poverty housing in the area.
The event is a chance to show off that commitment by the number of local volunteers who decide to hammer away along with President Carter and his wife.
"Getting the local volunteers involved in Valdosta, in this community is very important to show that Valdosta does support this project and we want anybody, everybody to come out," said Heather Able, Volunteer Coordinator.
Because of the magnitude of the project, volunteers will now have to register in advance and pay a fee participate in the June 6 through 13 build.
"We have two options available for local volunteers, one is registering for that whole week, which is $50 and the second option is to register by the day, which is $20," said Gwendolyn Scott, Valdosta-Lowndes Habitat.
Almost 2,000 people from around the world will come to Valdosta to build 25 houses that week. But Habitat wants to make sure that there will be plenty of local volunteers to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
If you would like to volunteer for the Jimmy Carter Work Project, you can register on line atwww.valdostahabitat.org.
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Source: http://www.habitat.org/ (The Habitat for Humanity International Web site)