Volunteers 'Building on Faith' for family's new Habitat home

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 16, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A single mother and her three kids are becoming homeowners in Valdosta, thanks to a Habitat for Humanity 'Building on Faith' event.

Local volunteers have been helping at the work site all week, whether it's driving a nail or cleaning the yard.

"Everyday you need to live your life in a way that you can make a small difference," says Wildean Easters-McClelland with First Christian Church.

Wildean and her church were getting their hands dirty Thursday.

They're one of several volunteer groups helping build the house for the local family in need.

"My kid's school is five minutes from here, my church is five minutes from here, and I've never been on this street," says Christine Leclerc-Sherling, who is volunteering with the church. "It feels great to participate towards this house."

"It feels good, rather than a mom and her three children living in a car, which I've seen happen all too often," says Wildean.

The church is showing compassion behind each task, while transforming the lot into a family home.

"We hear about them as a homeowner, not someone we help, but someone that's going to have a life here," says Christine. "It's wonderful to be a part of."

The volunteers are building on faith, and leaving their mark in the community.

"You have to be the person that starts making that change you want to see in the world," says Wildean.

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