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NeighborWorks Columbus still providing help despite difficulties

NeighborWorks Columbus is continuing to help individuals in the Chattahoochee Valley area despite recently becoming victims of toll fraud.

Today, July 11, more than two dozen volunteers from various organizations helped give an 83-year-old woman a better place to live. The woman, who had been living in impoverished conditions, will soon be the sixth Columbus Cottage recipient from NeighborWorks Columbus.

NeighborWorks CEO Cathy Williams says it is always a blessing to help people in the Chattahoochee Valley.

"Every time we do one, it brings us closer to our vision ofeliminating substandard housing and improving quality of life for ourresidents," says Williams. "This is one life that we're going to affect today, andover the next several months, because this is one life we're going to extendand we're going to improve."

Becky Wiggens, NeighborWorks of Columbus is proud of the young volunteers. "These kidshave given up their time this morning during their summer break to come outhere and help because they care," she says.

Columbus Cottage Program Chairs Susan Milligan and Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will present the new recipient her keys to the cottage in a ceremony August 1.

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