Mary M. and her daughter lost their house to Hurricane Katrina and then again to a fire. A group of "teen angels" came to their rescue. You definitely will need a tissue when you read this happy news.
In the beginning there was an empty lot. The only thing there was grass. The thought of building a house scared me. The how's, the dos, the how much!!! Well it wasn't long before the lot was filled with terrific volunteers all the way from New York, yep Volunteers! I knew at the moment they got there it would begin. They came in droves. The van doors opened and out climbed a soccer team from New York. Yep, you heard me, a soccer team of girls at that. Girls that were determined to begin the quest of building a home for my 12 year old daughter. Dani was delighted. The teachers/coaches of the team gave the girl hammers, nail pouches and the wood and the work began. The first day, the girls all hyped up, set a goal for themselves. They had worked in the rain several of those days, the downpour didn't stop them. The work they completed within the 5 days was great. Kudos to this group. The floor and two walls were built and stood up to begin the first stage of our home and this is the group I am so thankful for. You will see updates, I can't wait until this group comes back to have a BBQ when the house is complete, in the yard of what once was an empty green lot.