Building blitz grows
Published 2:33 am Monday, July 16, 2007
from staff reports
Seven churches have now signed on for the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity “Building on Faith” blitz set for later this month.
Habitat will kick off its “Building on Faith” blitz July 27-29.
Volunteers are invited to help build two houses for two local families in need of decent, affordable and permanent housing, Habitat Director Alecia Glaize said.
Construction skills are not necessary, but volunteers working on the construction site need to be 16 years of age or older.
Seven local churches have committed to being partner churches for this building blitz by providing significant donations of money and volunteer hours: First United Methodist Church (Brewton), First Presbyterian Church (Brewton), Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church (Brewton), First Baptist Church (Brewton), St. Maurice Catholic Church (Brewton), St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Brewton), and Baggett's Chapel United Methodist Church (Repton).
Pre-registration is requested but not required for volunteers. Call or e-mail the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity Office to register, make a financial contribution, or obtain more information (251-867-0095; email@example.com).
Construction sites are 705 Lovelace Ave. in Brewton and 729 Sowell Road in Brewton. Parking areas will be available near the constructions sites with shuttles available.
Volunteers should report to the registration tent at either construction site.
Work days begin at 7 a.m., and work will continue as long as we have volunteers on site willing to work.
Drinks, snacks, lunches, T-shirts and a shaded break area will be provided for volunteers.
Two families will be moving into the houses once they are completed.
The Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1996 and has built or renovated 11 houses in the Brewton/East Brewton area.
The chapter is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International but are controlled by a local board of directors.