Habitat for Humanity gives back to South Phoenix community

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - "We're in a pocket that's not always paid attention to," Nenette Parra said.

Dozens of volunteers are banding together.

"It takes a community to raise a child, so doing things like this, giving people more resources to use, it just feels good to give back," said Waquim Comar, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

The non-profit Habitat for Humanity is revitalizing and rebuilding homes and community gardens in south Phoenix for families in need.

Members of the community, like Nenette, are grateful for a helping hand and a facelift for the community they've called home since the early-1900s.

"This has been a neighborhood that has seen its ups and downs and now with the light rail coming through, they're trying to get it back to its vibrant state," Parra said.

Habitat for Humanity will finish a number of projects throughout this week, and they'll need all 600 volunteers to get the job done.

"We have three pieces that have to come together," said Debra Bradley of Habitat for Humanity. "The funding has to be in place, the families have to be in place, and the volunteers have to come together in one place at one time, so a lot of we've asked to habitat miracle and everyday to wake up to this? It doesn't get any better than this."