Lower Gwynedd Design-Build Remodeler Recognized for Bucks-Mont Katrina Charity Work

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Harth Builders, recognized with Bucks Mont Katrina charity award at Awards Banquet. They led 25 remodelers from 3 NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) chapters and 10 Americorps volunteers to help rebuild 3 homes in the Waveland, MS gulf coast. Harth volunteered on behalf of Bucks-Mont Katrina and Bucks-Mont NARI and partnered with CityTeam and the Salvation Army in Waveland, MS to help get local residents back into their flood damaged homes.

Harth Builders, a nationally recognized and award winning design-build remodeler was awarded the Bucks Mont Katrina Charity award at their recent Contractor of the Year Dinner. One of the company's owners, Greg Harth, organized a group of 11 remodelers from the Bucks-Mont chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), 15 remodelers from Chicago Greatland NARI chapter and 5 from Wisconsin's NARI chapter to help rebuild homes in the Waveland, MS gulf coast in February. They went down to Waveland on behalf of Bucks-Mont Katrina (http://www.bucksmontkatrinaproject.org) and Bucks-Mont NARI (http://www.bucksmontnari.org) to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. This was the first time multiple chapters of NARI had joined to volunteer a week's effort to remodel homes.

Everyone who attended the week long rebuild came back with an greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. They also realized how much more work will need to be done. "There will be another 5 to 10 years of rebuilding along the coast to bring that area and economy back to where it was pre-Katrina" says Harth.

Additional trips continue to be formed and led by various contractors involved with Bucks-Mont NARI. For opportunities to join the next trip down, please contact Mark Glidden, of Stone-Glidden, Inc. (http://www.stoneglidden.com) or Kathy Binelli of the Bucks-Mont NARI chapter office (http://www.bucksmontnari.org).

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