Six Months After the Explosion: Volunteers Help New Castle Victims

Nearly six months after a massive explosion ripped through an East Side neighborhood in New Castle volunteers are working to rebuild one of the demolished homes for a single mother and her two kids. Habitat for Humanity began work this week to construct a home that was destroyed on November 27, 2006. On that day, a blast at a nearby home on Franklin Avenue, fueled by a natural gas leak, tore through the neighborhood injuring four people and damaging more than 30 homes. Now volunteers from several churches have put up the cash and muscle to rebuild one family’s home. Habitat for Humanity organizers says it should take about six months to complete this project. The County Line’s Liz Farry files this report for the TCL blog.


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