Bayou Area HFH: Expanding hearts, one volunteer at a time -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

Bayou Area HFH: Expanding hearts, one volunteer at a time

By the end of the year, nine families will have new Carter Project homes in and around Thibodaux, La.

Thibodaux, Louisiana –More than 50 volunteers from all over the United States spent May 11-16 in Thibodaux, helping to start four of nine houses being built by the Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity as part of the 2008 Carter Project.

“All in all, the volunteers had a great experience, with the one complaint being that we fed them too much,” said Jeremy Becker, executive director of the affiliate. “But we at the affiliate wanted to show as much south Louisiana hospitality as possible, and we typically do it with great meals.”

Rainy weather slowed construction efforts toward the end of the project week, Becker said, but staff and local volunteers have been working hard since then to complete roofs on all four homes started.

“Bayou Area Habitat is very grateful for the volunteers who came to work with us and all the volunteers who participated with other affiliates,” Becker said. “Habitat for Humanity is a very strong name today because of the work that is being done by volunteers—especially the Carters—all over the world.”

How to volunteer:
Call 985-447-6999 or visit