Hattiesburg Habitat ready to begin work on home number 60

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Construction is ready to begin on the second of five Habitat for Humanity homes in Petal.

The homes are being built on McInnis Street on donated land. The foundation on the home will be laid next week and the first wall will go up on September, 11.

The first of the five homes will be ready in about a month and all five should be complete by the end of next year.

Most of the labor on the homes comes from volunteers from local businesses and church groups, the Petal Police Department will help out, and civic groups from out-of-state will come in to assist.

Once completed this will be the 60th home built by Habitat in the Hattiesburg-Petal areas.

"It's incredible, 60-families we have helped," said Michael Pascarella, Habitat Executive Director and Construction Manager. "It's a life changing opportunity and it's not something to take lightly. It's breaking the cycle of renters for most of our families by becoming a homeowner."

Once complete, Daniel Litland will be able to call this one home.

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