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North Carolina Volunteers Help Build Habitat Home In Pascagoula

The sounds of progress could be heard all along Lanier Street Wednesday morning. 

That's where a volunteer group of ten men and women from North Carolina are building a Habitat Home for the Carlisle Family. 

"They have been in line waiting for this house, and they have been living in a FEMA Trailer," volunteer Manny Rosado said. 

"I got a look inside the trailer and they have four children. So there are six people in the trailer at this time. It is rough, it's tight and it is hard."

That's why volunteers like Rosado have dedicated their time and talents to build a new place for the Carlisles to live. The work is hard, but Rosado says it's worth it to help those in need.

"Government housing has not done it like Habitat. They're the 19th largest home builder in the United States of America right now. It's just incredible," Rosado said. "We are their miracle and they are our blessing."

This is M. C. Laney's first trip to South Mississippi, and she wasted little time getting to work.

"We had to get all the sheeting done on the roof. And today we're putting Tar Paper and start shingling, and the vinyl siding started today," Laney said. "We have had some full days."

Jerry Escue says his construction skills are far outweighed by his  willingness to lend a hand any way he can.

"I am not used to it. I can do better on the golf course than out here on this roof," Escue said.

The North Carolina volunteers will work on the Carlisles' house until Friday, when they return home. The home should be finished by Christmas.

By Patrice Clark

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