For Immediate Release - Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Contact - Stephanie DuBois, (202) 225-5456
Somersworth, NH - First District Congressman Jeb Bradley met with volunteers of "There's No Place Like Home" and members of the New Hampshire National Guard yesterday morning to thank them for their efforts in building a home for a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
"There's No Place Like Home" is an organization whose mission is to raise funds and organize volunteers to build homes for families who lack the resources to rebuild after a natural disaster. The idea came from the Building Trades Program at Somersworth High School, which takes on a building project each year.
Members of the New Hampshire National Guard loaded the modular home on to a trailer yesterday morning and will transport it to Louisiana, where a family of five currently living in a pop-up camper will now have a place to call home.
"It was a pleasure to be able to meet the students and volunteers in April and again this week as they completed their construction project, and I applaud the students, volunteers, and members of the New Hampshire National Guard for their hard work and commitment to helping families in need," stated Bradley. "The hurricanes of 2005 and the severe flooding in New Hampshire this past May have shown how caring and generous New Hampshire citizens truly are."
For more information about There's No Place Like Home, please visit www.noplacelikehome.org.