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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus area Habitat for Humanity annual fall yard sale and cookout took place Saturday.  So far, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 200 homes for families in the Chattahoochee Valley.

"All the money that we raise during the yard sale…goes towards construction," volunteer Ryan Willoughby said.

Willoughby says Habitat for Humanity is able to continue to build from the ground up with the help of bargain shoppers new and old. 

"We've actually helped what we call our partner families here in Columbus. We've built 271 houses since we were founded in 1984."

Bi-annual sales help to generate the $65,000 needed to build a home.

"I come to support the Habitat. Some things I need and some things I don't and I come to take a look at what they got," shopper Verray Caldwell.

Caldwell owns an appliance shop on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

He's goes to the Habitat For Humanity store on the same street as his store two to three times a week, he says.  Aside from the deals he finds, there's a bigger deal he said he gets out of shopping there.

"I think it's a great deal. We have to help people in our own community. When you have a community like the one we live in, with people without jobs, we just have to help each other," Caldwell said.

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