Habitat build goes ‘green'

Published 2:55 am Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Green may not be a preferred color for a home, but the next house built by volunteers with the Greater Brewton Habitat For Humanity will certainly be as green as possible.
Alecia Glaize, executive director of the local HFH organization, said the next home to be built by the group will be constructed using more environmentally responsible building techniques and materials than any other home built by the group.
The home is scheduled to begin with a blitz Sept. 13 through 15 on Lovelace Avenue.
The home on Lovelace Avenue will be the fifteenth house built by Habitat since the group's formation in the Brewton area. The home is expected to incorporate some aspects already put into place by the organization.
Glaize said the home had an energy bill of $63 for the month of June proving the techniques, materials and appliances incorporated in that build is putting HFH on the right track for going green.
Habitat's mission is to provide affordable housing to those in need. Meeting that need through the work of volunteers has enabled the group to plan the upcoming build.
Glaize said HFH is continuing a drive to recycle aluminum cans through a project that began last year.
Habitat's building projects would not be possible without the assistance and dedication of volunteers from the community, Glaize said.
Anyone interested in volunteering for any Habitat project may call the office at 867-0095. Anyone interesting in having a can cottage placed at their business location for aluminum can recycling may also call the office to make arrangements to have the house delivered.

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