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Home Depot Foundation framing homes for Habitat project

The Home Depot Foundation is helping frame 48 homes for the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project this week in Mississippi, according to a statement from the charity organization.

The deal is part of the 25th annual “Framing Frenzy” event sponsored by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project taking place in the Gulf Coast through May 16. The week-long event started on May 11.

The Home Depot Foundation has committed more than $600,000 in cash and gift-in-kind products to the project, which aims to build healthy, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. The foundation also lent around 100 volunteers from Home Depot and the company’s vendor partners.

“Their support more importantly is a measure of the commitment they have to families so severely impacted by the hurricanes of 2005," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity.

The homes will be completed by Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by the end of the year.

The Home Depot Foundation has been in operation since 2002, with the goal of building green and affordable homes for families in need.

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