HFH faces slight delay, work begins this weekend

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Habitat for Humanity’s latest project is facing another delay but organizers say the show must go on.

Alecia Glaize, executive director for HFH, said the delay won’t be a reason to put off the beginning of work at the East Brewton site of the groups newest project.

“We had planned to raise the walls Friday, but that will have to wait until Saturday morning,” Glaize said. “We will be at the site on Friday to begin some work and get the prep work for the raising the walls done.”

Although volunteers will be needed Friday, Glaize said more will be needed when the work begins in earnest Saturday.

“We will need all the help we can get to have this house going as soon as possible,” Glaize said. “We still hope to get the family in the home by Christmas.”

The East Brewton HFH build was scheduled to begin last week but a problem at the fabrication plant in Dothan caused a delay in receiving the pre-fabricated portions of the home — including the walls.

“This has put us behind a little,” Glaize said. “But, we’re ready to build a house.”

Volunteers may pre-register for work by contacting HFH at 867-0095, but it isn’t necessary, Glaize said.

Volunteers may register at the building sight at 115 Mayo St., in East Brewton.