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      Proctor and Gamble sponsors Habitat home

      The Flint River Habitat for Humanity cut the ribbon on their home on Willow Oak Street Thursday morning.
      / Rheya Spigner


      The Flint River Habitat for Humanity cut the ribbon on their home on Willow Oak Street Thursday morning.

      The home was built with help from over 900 volunteers from the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Navy and several colleges in Albany.

      Volunteer and family service director David Wilson says the home was completely funded by Proctor and Gamble with an estimated cost of $100,000.

      Wilson says the work involved totaled over 10,000 hours in service working from July to December of 2013. He adds that at the end of the day, bringing everyone together to give someone a house they can call home, is worth it.

      House owner Laura Alexander said, "I'm overwhelmed and happy that my boys have a home and backyard to play in."

      Students from the spring break "Collegiate Challenge" were there to witness the ribbon cutting. Hundreds of students have started working on two other homes on Willow Oak Street, and plan to have them finished by July.

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