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Making Change for Katrina

Habitat for Humanity kicked off its national fundraising campaign, "Making Change for Katrina," on June 28.

The project aims to collect a portion of the estimated $10.5 billion dollars in loose change sitting in American homes to fund the construction of new housing in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf region.

Volunteers, including United States Marines, set up camp in Copley Square for the afternoon, assembling a frame for a new house to be sent to a family in Slidell, Louisiana. A Coinstar change-sorting machine was also present on site, used to collect donated coins.

The project coordinators will tour the nation until late August.

This program aired on June 28, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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