Habitat plans building blitz in Indiana tornado zone
Habitat for Humanity is planning a construction blitz to build 19 new houses for families who lost their homes in the tornadoes that struck southern Indiana in March.
Organizers are trying to recruit about 3,000 volunteers to help build the exteriors for 10 houses in Henryville and nine in the nearby Jefferson County community of Chelsea. The building blitz is planned for Sept. 10-14.
New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity president Lisa Curry tells The Courier-Journal the group plans to build the houses from foundation to roof in that week.
The organization expects money for nearly half of the $1.7 million project to come from a federal disaster recovery grant and the rest from donations.
The tornado outbreak caused widespread damage and killed 13 people in southern Indiana.
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