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Volunteers build home for Pelahatchie woman

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PELAHATCHIE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

By David Kenney - bio | email

PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (WLBT) - When a Pelahatchie woman asked for help in finding new housing, people in town spread the word and almost immediately, the construction began. 

Within a couple of months a new home had sprung up on Dillard Avenue in Pelahatchie, replacing Peggy Browns old dilapidated home.

"Really I just had to touch myself, I know god has good people on this earth but just to speak a word and then things happen," said Brown as she stared in disbelief.

Brown who is on disability asked for assistance when her home began falling apart, and her neighbors immediately came to help. 

The project is being spearheaded by First Baptist Church in Brandon.

Everything you see was built by volunteers, all the materials donated.

The two bedroom one bath home should be finished by early November. Peggy took her first look inside Wednesday.

Brown said, "I just think this is glorious, wonderful."

Police Chief Glenda Shoemaker said, "We are the greatest little town you've ever seen that's what it says about Pelahatchie, been here 40 years, love everyone in town, we all love each other."

There's still some work to be done, which will require more fund raising, the central heating and air, a few appliances and furniture still need to be purchased.

Peggy brown remains speechless at the abundant giving spirit in the community around her.

"It's wonderful, it's a blessing from the lord and I thank god for these people who have been working, giving, donating and I just can't thank em enough," says Brown.

If you would like to like to assist in this project, you can send checks to the Peggy Brown fund at P.O. Box 229, Pelahatchie Mississippi, 39145. Or you can contact First Baptist Church of Brandon at 601-825-6766.

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