Hammers were swinging in all directions Thursday as roofs went up across the JCWP work sites.
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Philippines Fact #8:

By August 1998, more than 2,000 families in 20 communities had moved from slums and shanty towns to Habitat for Humanity Philippines houses. The organization plans to build 2,500 more houses by 2001.

Manila Governor Bong Revilla Jr. paints the window frame on a JCWP house at the Maragondon site.
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Thursday, March 25, 1999 -- The Philippines

Volunteers Raise Roofs in Spirit of "Bayanihan:" Building Together

The sound of pounding nails was heard across the Philippines Thursday as JCWP volunteers installed the sheet metal roofs on more than 250 houses. The build demonstrates the Filipino tradition of "bayanihan," where communities come together to help each other in times of need.

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"Bridges of Love" Written to Celebrate JCWP 1999

"Let's build bridges of love and stretch out our hands / We can work together to spread love across this land," sang Filipino JCWP supporters on stage and television.

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Heard on the Work Site:

"The long-term success of this week's activities will not be measured in numbers. It will be judged by the individual lives changed, by the restored dignity that these houses provide, by the fact that 250 families had new opportunities to become all that God intended them to be."
-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

"Jesus said that we are to care for the poor, the orphaned, widows, people in prison, and to welcome strangers into our midst. In this Jimmy Carter Work Project, we are welcoming strangers into their new homes."
-- Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International

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