Many industry businesses have been helping in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane season:

  • Ball Homes will donate the proceeds from the January auction of two newly built Kentucky homes to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.
  • David Weekley Homes has helped raise over $300,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims and is building three homes for Wellsprings, a ministry to women that is helping house 48 women displaced by the hurricanes.
  • John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, along with its affiliated companies, company members, and trade partners, has created High Five for New Orleans, an effort to raise $1 million for Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts that includes donating the profits from five newly built homes.
  • Owensboro, Ky.–based Martin Custom Building and its trade partners are donating the profits from a newly built home to hurricane relief.
  • In September, the Peachtree Cos. and Wausau, Wis.–area residents donated food, personal items, school and cleaning supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims.
  • Sister companies Simonton Windows, Hy-Lite Products, Fypon, and Dixie-Pacific have teamed up with home improvement expert Danny Lipford to donate more than $1.4 million worth of building products to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulfport, Miss., area.
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