50+ volunteers help with HFH

Published 12:05 am Saturday, February 16, 2013




More than 50 volunteers worked Friday at Habitat for Humanity’s building blitz in Andalusia.

Dale Pancake, executive director of the local Habitat chapter, said he was amazed at the progress made yesterday, when the roof was finished and most of the vinyl was installed.

Work will resume at 8 a.m. today, Sat., Feb. 16, at the intersection of College and Oak streets, and volunteers are needed.

Pancake said the remaining vinyl will be installed, and a handicap ramp and steps will be installed. The inside is almost to the point when work will stop so that insulation can be blown in, and finishing work will be scheduled after that.

Volunteers were treated to lunch provided by Billy Joe Stallworth, who served ribs, chicken and the trimmings.

The current home is being constructed for Tammy Taylor and her family. Next up is a build for Lacrecia and Shane Laney.

Meanwhile, meetings are set t his week to provide information for potential future Habitat families.

Families who are interested may apply on site, and should bring documentation of their income with two months’ pay stubs, outstanding bills, and current bills.

Meetings are set:

• Mon., Feb. 18, 5 p.m. at Opp First United Methodist Church

• Thurs., Feb. 21, 5 p.m., at Florala Adult Activity Center.

• Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m., Dixon Room, Andalusia Public Library.