Volunteers put homes together for victims of Hurricane Katrina

Chilly temperatures, overcast skies, and the threat of rain could not deter the hundreds of volunteers who showed up Saturday at the Milford Eastside Christian Church to build houses for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Help Build Hope, an organization formed by the church last year to help hurricane victims, raised the money and organized the event. Working in cooperation with Habitat International and the Crossroads Missions, Help Build Hope wanted as many people as possible in the community to show up and offer their time and services. The response was so overwhelming that the Church had to finally encourage those who had not already signed up to stay home.