- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - They call it a “Blitz Build.” Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity teamed up with a church to build a home for a factory worker from Pontotoc in just two weeks.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2cJKQJF ) that the house for Gloria Garth went up quickly, thanks to volunteers from Tupelo’s First United Methodist Church.

Garth volunteered the required 300 hours, called sweat equity hours, working on other Habitat homes before she could qualify for her own home.

The home was nearing completion this weekend after just two weeks of work by 15 to 20 volunteers who worked 12 hours a day.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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