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USDA partners with Habitat

Volunteers from the USDA Rural Development Pathways Program traveled from across the state to spend a full day on the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity build site on Andrews Drive in Farmville. The volunteers participated in a one-year program of mentoring and hands-on job experience intended to promote possible careers in civil service. USDA Rural Development is a critical partner of Habitat for Humanity. Pictured are, from left, front row, Mariah Hatton, Sydney Long, Hope Parijs, Habitat construction manager, middle row, Holly Brown, Ebonie Atkins, Lisa Scott-Hicks, Habitat future homeowner, Kasey Martin, Abigail Wang, back row, Zakery Comer, Justin Jones, Sarah Bonner and Jason Osterbind.