Katrina House

By: Meg Gatto
By: Meg Gatto

Construction began bright and early Monday morning on the Habitat for Humanity "House in a Box".

Crews this week will build the frame and walls to the home, which will then be taken on a truck down to Mississippi.

Project Manager Robert Reed believes the work they are doing now will speed up the process for the Habitat for Humanity crews in Jackson. “We have so many families who have lost their homes, so this is one way we can help the people who live in remote areas by building a portion of a house. It'll be taken to a job site so the crews who will be working there, it'll expedite the completing of a home,” he says.

Along with the planning and building of the home, organizers decided to personalize the home with messages of hope and encouragement.

“What we're doing is, we're asking out people to write a word or brief message of encouragement and support for the families who have been through so much through this devastation and sign their name,” says Reed. “Maybe this'll lift the morale of the troops down there.”


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