Habitat building blitz wraps up

June 7, 2008 12:53:38 PM PDT
Volunteers worked hard on a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding blitz. The week-long project kicked off Saturday morning.

This week Eyewitness News has been following the blitz.

Fifteen homes went up in record time across the Triangle. A third of those homes, including Durham's 200th Habitat home, went up in one new Durham neighborhood.

Friday's work was the icing on the cake -- a brand new playground for the children.

Burt's Bees, headquartered in Durham, gave money and an army of 400 volunteers to build the playground in Hope Crossing.

Habitat volunteers come out year after year, pouring their money and sweat into seeing lives turned around. And the children, especially, appreciate the effort.

The children will have to wit about 48 hours for the concrete footing to cure then they can hit the sliding board.