GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Work is underway to build Habitat for Humanity's next house in Gulfport. It's going up on Curcor Dr. in the Anniston community.
Volunteers from Balch and Bingham law firm were out at the site Wednesday, constructing the first walls of the home. The project is unique, because this is the house Hang Out with Habitat will build. That's the fundraiser in which rapellers will be going "over the edge" at IP Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Ricky Cox, with Balch and Bingham, rappelled down the 32-story hotel tower last year.
"It's a great event," Cox said. "It produces lots of money to do the things that we're doing, to fulfill our mission, which is to provide affordable housing to members of our community."
This year, the law firm is sending Jonathan Deluca over the edge. He was one of the volunteers working on the house Wednesday.
"It's really cool for me to be out here," Deluca explained. "Because every dollar raised with Hang Out with Habitat will be used to build this house."