Habitat Gets Big Donation

Habitat for Humanity is getting a $3.2 million donation from the people of Qatar for hurricane recovery.

Officials say the Lauderdale County chapter will receive $120,000 of that to help build two houses for families who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Executive director Fonda Rush said, even though it has been four years since Katrina hit, there are still families in the area that are still trying to recover.

Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity has built and rehabilitated 14 houses that were damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Since 2005, Habitat for Humanity has built, rehabilitated or repaired more than 2,000 homes along the Gulf Coast.

Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide.

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