Habitat build continues this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 7, 2013

This past weekend’s Habitat for Humanity build is one step closer to becoming a new home, but it will take a second blitz to make it happen, said chapter president Dale Pancake Wednesday.

Volunteers worked at the site where Shane and Larecia Laney will soon call home on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday. Pancake said the three-bedroom, two-bath structure is dried in, and crews will continue work this weekend.

“We’re going to finishing the siding and caulking windows and the like, and of course, we need volunteers to get the job done,” Pancake said.

HFH is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization dedicated to building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. To date, the local chapter has constructed four homes – two in Andalusia and one each in Opp and Florala.

Organizers hope the Laney home is finished in five weeks.

To arrive at the home, traveling from Andalusia, take U.S. Hwy. 84 toward Opp. Make a left onto Airport Road. The home is at the intersection of Airport and Oliver Taylor Roads, in the Babbie Community.

Pancake said volunteers of all skill-sets are needed.