Opp to give property to Habitat for Humanity

Published 1:44 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Opp City Council on Monday night agreed to donate property to Habitat for Humanity.

The city suspended the rules, which allowed them to pass an ordinance on the same night it was introduced, accepting property and a house at 601 W. Covington Ave, donated by Wells Fargo. The city plans to auction the house at a date to be determined, and donate the property to Covington County’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mayor Becky Bracke expressed her thanks to Wells Fargo for the donation, and said she was excited for the city of Opp and Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is currently finishing up its seventh build, a house in Florala.

Habitat for Humanity president Dale Pancake said the group os always looking for people or businesses to donate land for their next Habitat family.

“That’s fantastic news,” Pancake said.

Pancake gave an update on the Florala home build, saying they are finishing up on the inside and just lack the driveway.

“I will be talking to the driveway people today and we hope to have a dedication ceremony very soon,” he said.

Pancake was unsure where Habitat’s next build will be. There are currently three families in the pipeline working on their sweat equity hours, he said.