Habitat work to go in rain

Published 12:02 am Friday, November 1, 2013

Rain could potentially shut down today’s Habitat for Humanity blitz; however, chapter director Dale Pancake said crews will do as much as they can weather permitting.

Thursday, volunteers were on site to unload framing materials in preparation of today’s building blitz at what will become the home of Shane and Larecia Laney on Airport Road. This will be the fifth HFH home built in Covington County, and work is expected to be completed in five weeks.


“We’re hoping that we can dodge the showers,” Pancake said. “If it rains hard and there’s lightening, we’ll put it off until Saturday, but we’re going to work as long as we can as the day goes on.”

Pancake said work will continue on the following weekend if rain pushes today’s build back.

Work is expected to be completed on the home within five weeks, organizers said.

To arrive at the home, traveling from Andalusia, take U.S. Hwy. 331 toward Opp. Make a left onto Airport Road. The home is at the intersection of Airport and Oliver Taylor Roads, in the Babbie Community.

Volunteers of all skill-sets are needed. Those wishing to lend a helping hand should contact Kylan Lewis at 334.343.2299.