Home for good: Habitat Blitz comes to close

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

By Staff
This Sunday, the Kelvin and Barbara Ewing family and the Aronette Thompson family will receive keys to their brand new homes.
Just 29 days after the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity affiliate kicked off the &#8220Building on Faith Blitz, the houses were declared complete and ready to turn over to the future homeowners.
These two houses were built under the direction of building supervisors Terrerence Breckenridge and Rusty Miller and Habitat building committee chairmen, Charles Everage and Robert Hardy with mostly volunteer labor. Over 200 local volunteers, including the T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal varsity football teams, Weyerhaeuser employees, and members of seven partner churches worked long hours in the summer heat to complete these houses in record time.
The first 10 houses the Brewton Habitat affiliate built took about nine months each to complete. The two houses built during the May 2006 building blitz were completed in 78 days. Rev. Alecia Glaize, Executive Director for the Brewton Habitat affiliate said the 29 day, start to finish time frame was due to incorporating time-saving building techniques and greater volunteer support. &#8220Our building committee is getting cocky; they plan to build our next Habitat house in only a week,” said Glaize.
All the volunteers who worked on the Ewing and Thompson homes are invited to be part of the dedication ceremony this Sunday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m.
The first dedication will be at the Thompson home at 729 1/2 Sowell Road. Transportation will then be provided to the Ewing home for their dedication followed by refreshments.
For more information on how you can be involved in the work of Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity, call or e-mail the office (867-0095, habitat@fumcbrewton.org)