Habitat office moves to new home
Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Escambia County Habitat for Humanity organization has helped many families throughout the county with improvements to their existing homes or by building a new home from scratch.
Staff and volunteers with the organization are now getting a new home of their own inside the Restore location on Douglas Avenue.
Alecia Glaize, executive director of the Brewton-based organization, said this week’s move is a welcome one.
“I think we’re going to have a really nice office for Habitat,” Glaize said. “We are happy to be in this location.”
The Habitat Restore is part of the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity organization, and Glaize said the move joins the two offices into one.
“This will make things easier for all of us,” Glaize said. “We’re excited to have this new space.”
Glaize said the location will give those interested in applying for Habitat housing consideration better access to information.
“This location is going to make things a lot easier for Habitat families,” Glaize said. “It will be easier for our volunteers to meet with us. We will have a nice conference area available and plenty of room to take care of business.”
Members of the Jefferson Davis Community College Upward Bound organization helped out with the move this week.
Upward Bound Instructor Yolundra Mitchell said helping with the move was beneficial to the students and to the Habitat organization.
“We are trying to teach them the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community,” Mitchell said. “This can help in getting good scholarships and to help those who are less fortunate. Sometimes we do not know how good we have it and this will help them become humble.”
The move is expected to be completed in the coming days with a transfer of phone service along with office furnishings and files.
“We are excited about our new home,” Glaize said. “It’s going to be great.”
Jefferson Davis Community College students helping with the move were Jazmine Adams, Andronicus Lee, Takia Johnson, Darryl Taylor, Danielle Evans, resident assistant Sandria Squaire, Upward Bound secretary Shameka Leslie and Mitchell.