Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Doing Good

The "Make It Right" project has raised enough money to build 65 homes
in the Lower 9th Ward.

The program on Monday announced it is nearing the halfway point in reaching its initial goal of raising sufficient funds for 150 affordable, environmentally friendly homes. The average construction cost is estimated at $150,000 per house.

Hot pink tents have been erected to represent the homes.

Most of the donors through Make It Right's Web site have been "average Americans who want to help." In one week alone, after the project's official launch Dec. 3, nearly $500,000 was raised just through the site.

That's what I call doing something good without holding a hand out to the government.

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