Habitat for Humanity builds homes in Brownsville
Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity NYC were helping to build 15 homes in Brownsville Saturday.
One of the volunteers, Mafijul Bhuiyan, is also a recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home.
"We were living in an apartment building, very small apartment and now we have a three bedroom, one family house that is ours," he says.
Families that receive Habitat for Humanity homes participated in volunteer labor or "sweat equity" by helping to build other Habitat for Humanity homes in their community.
Bhuiyan completed his volunteer labor requirement long ago, but he says he's happy to continue paying it forward, and giving back to the next family in need.