Waveland, Mississippi was ground Zero for a 40-foot tidal wave that destroyed the coast during Hurricane Katrina, leaving families without homes. In October 2007, Ken and his team led a 14-week building effort, working with more than 400 skilled tradesmen and 150 volunteers to build eight new homes for families in Waveland. Realizing how great the need was beyond the initial project, he expanded the project to help others, topping its initial $1.6M goal.