By Good News Network Saturday, December 24, 2011
After watching the devastation of neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina, Barnes and Noble CEO Leonard Riggio promised to give away new homes to 100 displaced families.
A celebration last month marked the completion of the 101st and final home built through Project Home Again. (See original heartwarming video from 2009)
As a gospel choir sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" in front of the last newly constructed house in the hard hit neighborhood of Gentilly, 55-year-old Corliss Gaines' eyes swelled with tears.
The sight of the new home — six years after Hurricane Katrina — hits her hard.
"It's a beautiful thing, a beautiful day."
(WATCH the Making a Difference update below, or read the AP story in the SF Chronicle)
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