Masons help finish Habitat house - - Jackson, MS

Masons help finish Habitat house

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In January, the work had just begun on Garden Circle, an old army barracks which had become a dumping ground in recent years.

Today, we see numerous houses built, waiting for families who qualified to buy them through Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday morning, the brothers of T.C. Almore Lodge #242 came out to do some finish work inside one of those houses. It's a five bedroom, two bathroom home going to a woman, her mother, and her children.

"We're trying to provide spirit and brotherly love, and also to teach and educate the ideal of peace, harmony, and justice for all men," says mason Steven Hawthorne.

The masons are painting the trim, applying top coat to cabinets, and taking care of details.

"I'm actually putting caulk on the window sills, so air won't get in, when it's hot let out cool air, when it's cold let out warm air," says mason Kevin Myers.

Habitat for Humanity says families will close on the houses next month, and then begin moving in.

"Habitat could not exist without volunteers. We're so thankful of everyone who comes out, gives of their time and effort," says Habitat Construction Superintendent Jim Ramsey. 

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