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Habitat For Humanity Can't Kick The Habit Of Helping Others

If the Farmville Area Habitat For Humanity had a hammer, it would hammer in the morning.

It would hammer in the evening, all over this town.

It would hammer out the love between our brothers and sisters, all over this town.

Well, the Farmville Area Habitat For Humanity does have a hammer.

It has a hammer and nails and sheetrock.

It has shingles and heat ducts.

Windows and doors.

Doors that are open.

Doors that welcome families to a home they can call their own, a home they help build, a home they pay for with more than money-with mortgage payments, yes, but also with sweat equity, helping to build a home for someone else.

So the Farmville Area Habitat For Humanity does indeed have a song to sing, all over this town.

About the hammers of justice.

About the hammers of freedom.

Hammers that reveal the love between our brothers and our sisters, all over this town.

The just-launched Apostles' Build, which is bringing together our community of faith-more than two dozen churches, the Jewish community, and the Islamic Center-is a vivid example of the way the Farmville Area Habitat For Humanity builds homes, yes, but also contributes to the ongoing collaborative construction of our community.

One home with many rooms, a door open wide to welcome everyone in.

The Apostles' Build is aptly named. Hammers with velvet hearts that turn nails into homeraisers.

And Virginia award-winning hammers.

The Farmville Area Habitat For Humanity has received the 2012 Habitat Excellence in House Advocacy Award in the state and Habitat volunteer Charlotte Green received the Virginia Habitat Volunteer of the Year award.

There are over 50 Habitat affiliates in the state of Virginia.

Ours is worth singing about.

-JKW-