Habitat for Humanity brings hope to 4 families - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Habitat for Humanity brings hope to 4 families

source: WLBT source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Local businesses are paying it forward this Martin Luther King holiday.

Over 80 volunteers are refurbishing four homes on Kevin Garnett Court in Jackson.

The houses were originally built ten years ago for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, and have recently become unoccupied.

The homes are being offered to low income families, who are first time home buyers.

Cindy Griffin Executive Director of Habitat For Humanity Capital Area said, "Unfortunately we see too many of our families coming from very unstable, unsafe substandard housing.  Faulty plumbing, electrical, leaky foundations and that sort of thing. So it really impacts all aspects of a family's well being, physical emotional and financial to have a decent affordable place to live."

Sammy Bass and Maxine Thompson who qualified for a new home said, "Were excited, just couldn't believe it, we worked hard, did our sweat equity hours and community service and we came up with this.  It's going to change a lot we had bad conditions at the old house we were living at water wasn't running right, plumbing wasn't right, light fixtures weren't right and we wanted a better house for our children and grands."

Atmos, the LeFluer's Bluff Chapter of the Links, Butler Snow Law firm, and Mississippi College School of Law were the major sponsors of M.L.K. home rehab event.

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