Local Habitat plans to build 2 new homes

Published 12:46 pm Saturday, July 30, 2005

By By JULIE RUSSELL-The Brewton Standard
Habitat for Humanity volunteers and committee members met at the Brewton Public Library Sunday afternoon for a kick-off meeting to talk about upcoming events and the prospect of building two homes in the area.
President Bobbi Rush agreed that the meeting was productive, despite the 2 p.m. meeting time.
Rush hopes that the meeting will trigger a trickle effect in the community, since most people at the meeting knew of other people who could contribute.
One of the new volunteers is Ed Glaize, pastor at the First United Methodist Church. Glaize recently moved to the area from Tallahassee, and he is very excited about getting started with the Brewton area Habitat.
Glaize said he is always impressed at the outcome of his and the other volunteers' work.
At the meeting, former and potential volunteers were informed about the upcoming plans for Habitat. They hope to build two homes for families who experienced damage to their houses during the hurricanes.
Habitat will begin work on those homes as soon as they get in enough applications from which to choose. Volunteers must know the size of the house before building, and that depends on the size of the family.
There were two speakers at the meeting – Mattie Payne gave a testimony about how Habitat helped her. Her current home was the fifth built by Habitat in the community in the spring of 2002.
Tammi Page, regional support manager from Dothan also spoke. Rush said that, because of the meeting's turnout and the volunteers' enthusiasm, Page believes that "Brewton will really take off."
Krehbiel said that she is grateful to the library for their willingness to host the meeting.
If you think you are a candidate to have a home built, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 867-0095 and leave a message. You may also pick up some informational material at The Brewton Standard office.

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