Rocketown recording artist Ginny Owens is among the list of celebrities participating in Habitat for Humanitys Operation Home Delivery, which began its around-the-clock building of homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina Monday in Jacksonville, Miss.
Owens will be working throughout the week, along with hundreds of other celebrities, artists, and volunteers, at Jacksonvilles Rockefeller Plaza renamed Humanity Plaza to pre-build the frames for the houses. The frames will then be taken apart and shipped to areas along the Gulf Coast, including New Orleans, where families, volunteers and builders will rebuild the home.
Its both humbling and rewarding to participate not only in the physical reconstruction of homes built in partnership with families affected by Hurricane Katrina but also to be a part of helping these people rebuild their lives, said Owens.
A long time supporter of Habitat, Owens partnered with the organization this year as an extension of her own non-profit, Fingerprint Initiative, which launched in January.
Owens will be hosting a concert series throughout the month of October to help raise funds for Fingerprint Initiative. A portion of its proceeds will go to help build a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood, Hope Village, in Covington, La.
In other appearances, Owens can be seen performing this fall with Big Daddy Weave and Michael Olson on the What I Was Made For tour. She will be touring in support of her latest album, Long Way Home.