120+ help Habitat [with gallery]

Published 1:06 am Saturday, September 5, 2015

The roof goes up on the newest Habitat for Humanity build on Opp Avenue in Andalusia.
The roof goes up on the newest Habitat for Humanity build on Opp Avenue in Andalusia.

Volunteers needed today, too

More than 120 people turned out Friday for the first day of the sixth build for Habitat for Humanity of Covington County.

“We had a very good turnout,” Ann Hammonds of the organization said.

Among those were members of LBWCC’s baseball team. The team worked most of the day helping build the home from foundation up.

“We got here around 7:30,” Jalen Buckner of Birmingham said. “It was just the cement foundation when we got here. We’ve been helping with the shower and more.”

After lunch, the baseball team helped put roof trusses on the house.

Midland City’s Trey McMillan said he worked as a handyman doing construction over the summer and he was able to help put the trusses up.

“It’s good that we’re able to pitch in and donate our time to help,” he said.

“We want to help give back to the community,” said Darius Baldwin of Birmingham.

Roquel Baldwin of Dothan said he’s glad the team can be a blessing to the Shelton family, who will live in the new Opp Avenue nome..

Rehobeth’s Brandon Cobb said you always want to give all that you can.

“We always want to give back,” he said. “It’s important.”

Additionally, Wyatt Sasser brought his team of skilled workers to the job site to help.

The homeowners are Jimmy and Nancy Shelton and the home is being built on the former home place of Jimmy’s mother.

Volunteers are needed again today, and on Sept. 11 and 12, and no special skills are needed.

Work will begin at 7 a.m., each build day.

Meals will be provided by David’s Catfish, Church’s Chicken, Billy Joe Stallworth and White and McClung.

Those interested in helping can meet at Northside Baptist Church and buses and golf carts will transport them to the build site at 209 Opp Ave., in Andalusia.