Calling for Volunteers -- Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is still looking for volunteers interested in helping on the weeklong Blitz Build - the first of its kind in Greenbrier County. Habitat’s volunteers will be building two houses in five days...getting both under roof!
Interested volunteers should contact
Elisabeth McGuirk at (973) 204-9374
“We are SO CLOSE to the Blitz Build and everyone on our end is really excited,” states Elisabeth McGuirk, Greenbrier County Coordinator. “The slabs are poured, the materials are ordered, our workcamp volunteers are prepared. The only thing missing is you! Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is in great need of local volunteers to fill support roles for the build.”
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity and crews of volunteers and sponsors will pick up their hammers and drill drivers at Habitat’s Summer Elms development along Tuckahoe Road in White Sulphur Springs to raise the walls of the Sams and Shirley families’ new houses on Monday, June 25, 2012.
A ceremony begins at 8:00 AM and will culminate with the first walls being set on each house. The event will kick off a five-day Framing Blitz during which time the walls will be raised, the trusses set, the roof built, and the doors and windows installed.
The week will conclude with a closing ceremony on Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM. The primary volunteers on the build will be members of Christian Community Presbyterian Church from Bowie, Maryland, who are generous House Sponsors of the project.
Who: Volunteers from the community and Christian Community Presbyterian Church joining with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity and the Patricia Sams and Kristina Shirley families to celebrate the start of construction on their new houses.
What: Wall Raising Ceremony & Framing Blitz of two new Habitat houses
When: Monday, June 25, at 8:00 AM; Blitz Build continues daily 8AM-4PM
Where: White Sulphur Springs (see directions below)
Why: We want to build in partnership with these two families, helping to create safe, decent affordable housing. A framing blitz is a great way to put our faith into action and to get a fast start to getting the houses under roof and “in the dry.”
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Directions from points East: I-64 West to Exit 181. Turn RIGHT onto US 60 West for 1.1 miles. Turn LEFT onto Mountain Avenue for 0.5 mile. You will drive under I-64. Mountain Avenue becomes Tuckahoe Road; continue on Tuckahoe 0.3 mile. Site is on the left. Watch for the signs.
Directions from points West: I-64 East to Exit 175. Turn LEFT onto Co Route 60/14 Harts Run Road for 0.2 mile. Turn RIGHT onto US 60 East for 3.9 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Mountain Avenue for 0.5 mile. You will drive under I-64. Mountain Avenue becomes Tuckahoe Road; continue on Tuckahoe 0.3 mile. Site is on the left. Watch for the signs.