Habitat home has exclusive women's touch

A new Habitat for Humanity home in Hattiesburg has a woman's touch, from the ground up.

A home in the Irene Chapel Community is the first, "Women's Build" home for Habitat for Humanity in the Hub City.  That means the house on Collins Street is being built exclusively by women.

This was the second day of construction.  About two dozen volunteers from several different chuches and several departments at Southern Miss are working on the home.

"It's not that it's excluding men, it's including women," said volunteer builder Crystal Gafford.  "It's wonderful, it's been a great experience the past two days," she said.

"I've met some great new ladies out here," said Tunjia Felts, another volunteer.

"Women can get together and do anything we set our minds to do," Felts said.

Habitat for Humanity built its first home in Hattiesburg in 1992.