More than 500 from across the country are in New Orleans East to build ten homes in ten days for Habitat for Humanity and they're using something a little unique for the insulation on the homes - recycled denim.
Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow joined the volunteers Thursday, lending her support to the Blue Jeans Go Green campaign.
"You can donate your pieces of denim, no matter what color they are," she says. "It doesn't matter if they're studded, embroidered. We'll take that denim and turn it into insulation to be used, particularly in Habitat for Humanity homes that we're building down here in New Orleans so it's just a great project to be a part of."
Crow says it's wonderful to be back in New Orleans where she recorded her second album.
"In fact, we made our record in the French Quarter right on Esplanade and I just have a very strong connection and strong affinity down here," she says. "I think I felt like everybody else in America when we watched what happened with Katrina and now, 10 years later, it's really still emotional to watch this city still trying to get back on its feet so that's why I love Habitat for Humanity and I love this campaign."