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Habitat for Humanity's 25th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the Gulf Coast

May 12, 2008, 8:35 a.m., Posted by Knight Foundation

This week, thirty Knight Foundation employees are working alongside thousands of other volunteers constructing and rehabilitating houses in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Knight Foundation is directly sponsoring eight houses, and we'll be posting video and updates from those eight houses all this week.

One Knight Foundation program director, Anne Corriston, is blogging her experience here; in the past few days, she has been moved by messages of hope, impressed by veteran Habitat volunteer skillsets, and wary of pig boots.

Below, Leah Witmer, who manages special Habitat projects in the Gulf Coast region, describes her job and how excited she is about thirty new houses.

Have you volunteered with Habitat for Humanity?

Leave tips and encouragement for the build crews in the comments below.