Virginia Beach church takes action for homeless families

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jul 22, 2012

At the Kempsville Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, the church's parking lot was turned into a temporary construction site Saturday.

In just one day, the church built frames for two houses which are being sent to people in need.

One home is going to a family in Louisiana; the other one is staying a little closer to home.

It will be sent to a family on Tangier Island, which is located in the Chesapeake Bay.

A fire left the family without a home.

“It's hard to imagine what these people have been through, and to be able to just put a house together for someone is just an amazing feeling,” said one church member.

It's a big undertaking, but they had a lot of help to make it happen.  Church members as young as five years old, all the way up to senior citizens in their 80s came out to help.

The frames were loaded up onto a truck, so they can be assembled on-site.

The home in Louisiana is expected to be completed in about six weeks.

The one on Tangier Island should be ready for the family to move in by the holidays.