HFH to hold workday Saturday

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011

With just a few weeks left before Christmas, Habitat for Humanity workers will be busy Saturday in an effort to complete the new construction.

The house under construction will be the new home for the Thompson family and is being built on Mayo Street in East Brewton. Signs direct volunteers to the site off Forrest Avenue.

Work will be open for volunteer assistance from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, according to HFH officials.

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The house will take Habitat’s mission of building safe homes one step further by incorporating a “safe room,” which is part of a FEMA-sponsored program for Habitat homes in the state.
The concrete reinforced safe room will be designed to FEMA specifications and incorporated into the architectural plans by the Auburn
University School of Architecture as part of a learning project called “Design Habitat.” FEMA is picking up 75 percent of the costs of the safe room.

The home, dubbed a “Home for the Holidays” by HFH officials, is being constructed on Mayo Street in East Brewton. Although work is nearing completion, no specific time has been set for the home dedication.

Pregistration as a volunteer is not required but is recommended, officials said.

To pre-register, contact HFH at 867-0095 or on-line at www.escambiahfh.org.