JPD building Habitat house - - Jackson, MS

JPD building Habitat house

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Jackson police have been pulling double duty over the past few months, lending a hand to Habitat for Humanity.

J.P.D. officers are helping to construct a home for a family in south Jackson.

Law enforcement has been joined by Jackson firefighters.

The house is located on Winn Street and is being built for Latoya Epting and her family.

They started with just a foundation and worked their way up, volunteering time by hammering, sawing and doing everything needed to complete the home.

"We want to give back to the community to show the community a different side of policing, to show them that we care about our community. We're learning a lot. A lot of guys are complaining because now when they finish here it's gonna increase their honey do list," said JPD Officer Joseph Daughtry.

"We got started about three weeks ago. We were held off one day by the rain. So we set forth and put our foot on the ground and got going again. We'll be done in a couple of months. You can ride by and check it out, and it will be a finished home," said Junior Wilson with Habitat for Humanity.

The Jackson alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities also participated in the construction process.

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