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Rebuilding Together Warner Robins builds 1,000th home

ID=30666387The 1,000th home completed for Helen Stephens was celebrated early Saturday morning.

The hard work of around 30 volunteers left the 88-year-old nearly speechless. She received the 1,000th home to be rehabilitated from the group 'Rebuilding Together Warner Robins'.

"I don't even know the words to say, awesome is the biggest word I can think of, it's just awesome," Stephens says. "I'm so honored and blessed that they choose me to do this."

The group does extensive home rehab projects for low-income homeowners. They depend solely on volunteers doing work like lawn care, painting, roofing, and plumbing.

Dianne Bowe says she became a volunteer eight years ago for many reasons, but for one in particular, saying, "This could one day be me."

Bowe says that mindset keeps her volunteering. Especially when she says she meets people like Stephens who still volunteers two days a week at a local food pantry.

Bowe says, "She worked her whole life and she did it on her own, but now she's at the point in her life where ... she has a fixed income, but it won't do everything she needs done for her home and that's what we're here to do."

President of the 'Rebuilding Together Warner Robins' chapter Jerome Stephens says seeing these volunteers come out to help, speaks louder than any words ever could.

He says, "How we as a unit show what we can do, whether it's cutting the grass or putting in a roof or whatever the case may be, it shows us what we can do when we come together as a community."

Ms. Stephens says she will be forever grateful to the volunteers who took time out of their Saturday to offer a helping hand.

"I wanna thank them, and I wanna thank God for sending them," she said.

The group says they are always looking for donations and if you would like to donate to Rebuilding Together Warner Robins, you can send donations to P.O. Box 8664 Warner Robins, Georgia 31095.


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