LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hammers, nails and plenty of sweat have helped to create reasons to celebrate a Louisville neighborhood that's seen its share of violence.

In the last two days, workers from GE Appliances and several other companies helped Habitat for Humanity build two new houses in the Smoketown neighborhood. 

They also helped transform six homes that needed repairs.

Today they shared the progress as part of a Love Your Neighborhood celebration.

"All of us need somebody else to say, 'I did it and so can you,'" said Rob Locke, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. "That's what Habitat is all about, helping people help each other."

Over the last 12 years, Habitat has built or rehabbed nearly 60 homes in the Smoketown and Shelby Park areas. 

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