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Build It Bigger, Season 2, Episode 5: Mississippi Modular Homes

by Danny Forster on Jan 2, 2007

Mississippi Modular Homes
Episode 5 season 2
The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is often associated with the city of New Orleans. But when the massive storm hit in 2005, it devastated a huge area, leaving thousands of people homeless in the blink of an eye, many of them not in New Orleans but in Mississippi. With so many people displaced and living in FEMA-provided trailers after the storm, the situation called for quality homes that could be built quickly. Safeway Homes is a company that uses an assembly line to make fully assembled homes quickly and inexpensively. Even better, these homes are specifically made to withstand hurricanes, making these modular homes the perfect answer to the post-Katrina crisis. Not only did I get to help the Safeway factory workers build these homes, but I got to deliver one a Katrina survivor, Rose, who was eagerly anticipating her escape from the tiny FEMA trailer she had been living in. From the time I met Rose to when I left two weeks later, we were able to build and deliver Rose a brand new home she could call her own.
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