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Houston County Habitat for Humanity to participate in Veterans Build program

Starting in February, Houston County Habitat for Humanity will build one home for a veteran every year/Evan Watson (WGXA)

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Houston County Habitat for Humanity will build one home for a veteran every year, starting this month.

Executive Director Bill Goggin said that the foundation is currently being set for a home for a veteran that will be completed later in 2018. He said that the walls will be raised later in February and that the veteran, who will help build the home, has served at Robins Air Force Base.

The project is part of the Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build program, and Goggin said that the initiative is a perfect fit for the Houston County community, which has close ties to military personnel and veterans.

"If you look around you can see the other homes we've built, the great condition they're in, how they're taken care of and how they look. This will be a nice four bedroom and we're very proud to serve veterans in our community," he said.

Houston County Habitat for Humanity is also kicking off its annual fundraising campaign - this year's goal is $250,000.

Campaign Manager Jim Taylor said that the goal is absolutely achievable. Taylor said that with more money, the organization hopes to build more homes in the area for those in need.

Bill Goggin said that the organization's plan for 2018 includes building three homes, including the one home currently being planned for the veteran.

After approving an application to have a home built, Habitat for Humanity requests that those who will live in the home help build it.


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