Monday, January 18, 2016
Habitat for humanity rehabbing Queens houses for MLK day
From CBS News:
Habitat for Humanity volunteers are working through the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend rehabbing a home in Laurelton, Queens.
Volunteer Craig Bannister told The Associated Press it’s a meaningful way to remember King.
“Volunteering is a way that brings people from different backgrounds — ethnically, racially, economically — together to work to a common goal,” he said. “So I think it’s important to really do that to remind us that we’re all really the same.”
Habitat for Humanity purchased more than a dozen homes in New York City that had been empty for more than a decade.