Rebuilding Alabama: Getting Dirty & Making a Difference

Habitat-Discovery SignThe first full day of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Alabama started off early and had our color-coded teams rolling up their sleeves and breaking a sweat from the start. Our employees and several familiar faces from our networks were welcomed with open arms by the Habitat for Humanity team in Birmingham as 125 employees worked on several build sites in Pleasant Grove and Jasper and got a chance to meet the families the were helping.

Governor Robert Bentley and Mayor Jerry Brasseale took time to visit one of the Pleasant Grove sites today, but they weren’t the only special guests. At least two sites have resident cats supervising the builds and raising spirits. The Duggar family from TLC‘s 19 Kids & Counting also brought much joy to the builds — from Jim Bob working on framing to the kids decorating flower pots that will be filled with fresh blooms and donated to Habitat homes in the area.

The team wrapped the night with a good southern dinner at Niki’s West (meat plus three sides finished with pie) and all are ready for another day of work. Check out more of the action from today below!

The Duggars, Reed & Tim from Storm Chasers and Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni All Are Volunteering
The Duggars, Reed & Tim from Storm Chasers and Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni All Are Volunteering
Ready to Go to Work
Ready to Go to Work
One of the "Befores"
One of the "Befores"
Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni Breaks a Sweat
Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni Breaks a Sweat
Taking Volunteering to New Heights
Taking Volunteering to New Heights
Storm Chasers' Reed Timmer and Tim Samaras Work to Raise Walls on a New Home
Storm Chasers' Reed Timmer and Tim Samaras Work to Raise Walls on a New Home
Jeremiah Duggar Shows Off His Artistic Skills
Jeremiah Duggar Shows Off His Artistic Skills
Co-Workers Turned Construction Workers
Co-Workers Turned Construction Workers
All in a Day's Work (See the "Before" Above)
All in a Day's Work (See the "Before" Above)