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Jimmy Carter Work Project 2003
Volunteers - Anniston, Al.
June 7, 2003

In their own words:
Volunteers share excitement about JCWP 2003

Whether veterans of multiple Habitat builds and numerous Jimmy Carter Work Projects, or first-timers trying to figure out what to expect, the volunteers in Anniston have great attitudes--and great expectations--about the week ahead. Here's how just a few of the volunteers responded when they were asked: Why are you volunteering this week, and what are your expectations for the experience?

Larry Farley
Culman, Ala.

"I've worked on a couple of other Habitat houses in my local county and this was an opportunity to get out and be involved in a really big [build]. To see 20, 30 houses going up in one week's timeframe." I figure this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." I'm just looking forward to it, looking forward to being part of it."

Renee Klynstra
Algonquin, Ill.

"We're down here with 100 people from our church." I went on a trip last year to Mississippi to help build houses, and it was just such a transforming experience for me. [My husband] didn't have the time off work to be able to do so. We found this opportunity this year, and we definitely wanted to come back and help others that don't have as much as we do, and just be able to experience God and all of the people we're going to be with."

Ed Warnol
Upland, Calif.

"My first experience with Habitat was in 1999, when my wife and I were invited to go with some other people to the Philippines for the Jimmy Carter Work Project." It was at that point in time that I decided I would participate in a Habitat for Humanity build once a year--or at least once a year! And I have accomplished that.

"I enjoy the social part of [building]. I enjoy working with the people who are going to get the homes. And I'm looking forward to seeing some people I've met before. In fact, a gentleman who was on the build with me in 2000—we decided to come, and so we're roommates [for the week]."

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