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Six families move into new Habitat homes

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - In Ocean Springs, it was spring break, Habitat for Humanity style. Students, companies and non-for-profit workers spent a week putting the finishing touches on six new Habitat for Humanity homes in the Sweetbriar subdivision in Ocean Springs.

"It feels great!  It feels wonderful!  It feels very rewarding," says Jennifer Harris, Habitat homeowner. 

"I love this place," says Rashawn Collins.   

Volunteers came from as far as Los Angeles to help build.

"When you think about these houses and look at the siding, the roof and the framing, the end result comes from different parts of the country. Volunteers have put these homes together," says Jenny Nieder with Habitat for Humanity.

The new homeowners couldn't be happier the volunteers came.  

"I'm just loving it, being in my own home. It's something I can finally call my own," says Habitat homeowner Trina Wilson.

"Hopefully now they can just enjoy their home, enjoy their life and go on from there," says volunteer Dessiah Maxwell.

For six South Mississippi families, their life now includes a place to call home.

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