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Habitat for Humanity and NCCOS: Helping Build a Community

Published on: 12/07/2012

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) recently repurposed one of its chemistry laboratories. Old copper tubing was dismantled and donated to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. Instead of going to a landfill, the copper will be recycled, and the money will support home-building efforts.

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of the national organization that helps low-income working families in the community become first-time home owners. Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over 400,000 homes around the world, providing more than 2 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

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