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Habitat for Humanity goes digital to show house builds across the country during its ‘Home Builders Blitz’

AMERICUS, Ga. (June 5, 2006) – Web surfers will be able to see entire homes being built in just one week captured by Web cameras placed in four locations across the country during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, June 5-9. They also will be able to read blogs written by some of the professional home builders helping to make the week possible.

The Web cameras will go live on June 5 as builders begin raising walls and will remain live as the builders complete more than 400 homes in 130 locations in just five days. The Web cameras will be located on build sites in four U.S. time zones: in Raleigh, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Denver; and Portland, Ore. The Web cams and the builders’ blog entries—detailing progress, surprises and special moments of the week—can be viewed at www.habitat.org/buildersblitz.

“Families across the country will find their lives transformed,” said Kevin Campbell, national director of the Home Builders Blitz, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful for the many professional builders taking part in this project and for the many sponsors who have donated building materials, labor and funding.”

Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz is the organization’s single-largest one-week build event in its history. The week focuses on partnering professional builders, who donate their time and building materials, with Habitat affiliates to build affordable homes in the communities where they live and work.

National sponsors for Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz include:

National Product Partners
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow, Ferguson Enterprises, Kohler Corporation, Yale, Square D, Valspar, Hunter Douglas, Larson Manufacturing Company, Rinnai Corporation, MASCO Corporation, National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Housing Endowment

National Builder Partners
Centex Homes and KB Home

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in Americus, Ga., in 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.