tracker: Habitat for Humanity Barge
Follow the barge down the Mississippi River as Habitat for Humanity brings homes to hurricane victims.
VIDEO: FEATURE STORIES
LA family becomes new homeowners
Dec. 16: NBC's Kerry Sanders talks with a family in Slidell, LA, just moving into their new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity.
VIDEO: Make A Difference Concerts
'Heart of America' to 'Make a Difference'
Oct. 19: Michael McDonald, Eric Benet, Wynonna Judd, Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Baptist Choir of New Orleans perform the single "Heart of America" during the "Make a Difference Toyota Concert" series on the plaza.
Theme song — 'Heart of America'
The new anthem of the Make a Difference Today project — 'Heart of America'
Featuring: Eric Benet, Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd, Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Baptist Choir of New Orleans.
HOW TO HELP
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SCHOLASTIC ON HUMANITY PLAZA
Books make a home
SALVATION ARMY ON HUMANITY PLAZA
Salvation Army to take donations
CHILDREN FOR CHILDREN ON HUMANITY PLAZA
Children’s mural panels will be sent to New Orleans and Gulf locations as gifts from the children of NYC with help from Digitas. In addition, children will create 250 “Backyards in a Box,” containers filled with footballs, chalk, and jump rope, to name a few items, designed to bring a piece of home to children who no longer have one.
PET RESCUE GROUPS ON HUMANITY PLAZA
Helping animals in need
A number of groups were on the Plaza to offer adoption of pets from animal shelters from the hurricane zone. Volunteers can also assemble dog houses, donate dog houses, and put together supply packages for pet-owning families in hurricane areas. Click below to learn more about these groups.