Liz and Zack created the St. Bernard Project to help rebuild houses in the St. Bernard Parish neighborhood of New Orleans. The pair has found a way to rebuild homes there for just $10,000 apiece—about $40,000 less than FEMA says it pays for a trailer.
Depending on the number of volunteers, Liz says they can finish a house in eight to 12 weeks. By August 2007, 69 families had already moved into new homes.
A single father with disabilities named Joe and his two children are slated to receive one of the houses. "Zack and Liz, they're like angels or something," he says.