180 volunteers turn out for Habitat

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015



Work to resume Friday

Some 180 volunteers turned out Friday and Saturday to help get the sixth Habitat for Humanity of Covington County build under way.

HFH Board Member Kylan Lewis said the group made great progress on the build over the weekend.

“We got all the windows in,” he said. “We got the blue insulation in everywhere except part of the eaves and on the back. We also got the decking on and felt on the deck.”

Lewis said that volunteers are still needed for this Friday and Saturday.

“Friday, we’ll be finishing up the ends and then we will start putting on the doors and the vinyl,” he said. “We’ll also be putting on the hurricane clips.”

Lewis said the group welcomes as much help as it can get.

“It never hurts for us to have more than we need,” he said. “We had some ladies from Auburn who didn’t even know what a hammer was. I ended up showing them how to put on the blue insulation board. One of them was from South Carolina.”

Work will begin at 7 a.m., this Fri. and Sat., Sept. 11 and 12.

Meals will be provided.

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.