Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Ripple Effect continues

The work on the house continues.....Easter weekend saw volunteers install the trusses and the following weekend, the Home Builders Association helped out. I continue to hear from the folks in Kilmarnock about the good that has come from our visit. It has energized people!

The following was printed in the Kilmarnock paper this week, highlighting more involvement from the local community!

God is at work here!

Home Builders Association partners with Habitat

Members of the Home Builders Association of the Rappahannock volunteered their time and efforts to assist in building Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity’s 10th house Saturday, March 29.

“It is our turn to share our success with the community,” said Ron Herring, builders association member and owner of Home Crafters.The nine members from the association included eight builders and one electrician. The members sheathed and papered the roof and gable ends, built and installed the gable end overhangs, and installed rake boards. Inside the house, they nailed on hurricane straps and installed wood to recieve dry wall.Lamberth Building Supply in White Stone donated 4’ by 8’ sheets of OSB board and also donated the use of a boom truck to lift the boards to the roof. All of the work was finished in four hours.The association has volunteered further to partnership with Habitat by helping to find materials, and by donating their expertise, knowledge and time in building the next house.“The Home Builders are looking forward to their next experience with Habitat,” said association president John Hendrickson.

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers for committees and construction. To join, visit, or call 435-3461. House construction takes place each Tuesday and Saturday.

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