HOUSTON – It takes more than 300 planks of wood to construct the walls of a Habitat for Humanity home, but it only takes one person to make a difference in the life of a family.
On Friday, employees of KPRC-TV heard the call and got to work.
As with any proper build, the 4th annual KPRC Habitat Home kickoff began with a safety brief.
Then the pre-dawn work was underway.
Despite some wind and some rain, nail by nail, board by board, walls came together as daylight made its morning appearance.
“This is our fourth year and looking forward to number five,” said KPRC-TV general manager Jerry Martin, who helped spearhead the partnership.
It began at a time when Houston Habitat for Humanity executive director Allison Hay said the need was growing.
“You can just see that the city's growing so much. You've got so many people working really hard and they don't have the right place to live. When you do the research, you really kind of say, 'How can I give back to the community?'” Hay said.
“We thought that there was no better way than to build a home for a family that -- a deserving family,” said Martin.
And what better way to do it than with all the personalities that make up your local NBC station?
“They like giving back to the community. They like starting off the year that way,” said Martin.
“I am so happy that the partnership with KPRC is helping us round out our Harrel Park neighborhood. These are great, great homeowners and it's really nice to have a local station take an interest in our community and our neighbors,” said Hay.
If you're feeling inspired, then you can act on it. Habitat for Humanity Houston's Superbuild 51 has several more homes' worth of walls to construct and you can be a part of it. Check out this link for more information.