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Habitat for Humanity and CNCS Celebrate Conclusion of Build-A-Thon

Tuesday, May 29, 2007  
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GULFPORT, Miss. — Habitat for Humanity International and the Corporation for National and Community Service celebrated the conclusion of Habitat’s annual AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon with closing ceremonies after a 20-home blitz build.

The build began on Sunday, May 20, with more than 500 AmeriCorps members and alumni from across the country descending upon Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to blitz build 20 Habitat homes with Gulf Coast area families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The build was sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, Lowe’s, Charles Schwab, the State of Qatar, and the National Association of Realtors.
 
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