Hattiesburg volunteers help out Habitat for Humanity

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Volunteers with Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg were working hard today to help out Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

About 10 volunteers with the church are working to build two sheds in the Irene Chapel area of the Hub City. The entire neighborhood they are working in is made up of 27 Habitat for Humanity homes. The organization said they hope to give every house in the neighborhood a shed.

The Faith Relations Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, Kami Fleener, said without volunteers their work would not be possible.

"They are the only reason why we are here," said Fleener. "I mean we can not do what we do without our volunteers. They are the sweat, blood, tears. They are everything to us, so we definitely appreciate everything they are doing."

Volunteers hope to have both sheds finished by Friday. At 5 p.m. that day, they are hosting a block party to celebrate the new additions.

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