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Habitat construction ‘right on schedule’

DEMOPOLIS – Saturday morning, Habitat for Humanity volunteers finished installing insulation in the home on the corner of Washington and Chestnut streets.

“The insulation is in and now we’re ready to start on the ceiling,” Habitat president Freddie Charleston said. “We’ve finished the majority of the electrical work too.”

Charleston said Willis Excavating did the landscaping, but volunteers are still waiting to receive siding for the outside of the home and plumbing items such as the sinks and bathtubs.

“Someone has volunteered to put the ceiling up for us,” Charleston said. “And after that we will put the drywall up and begin painting.”

Although Demopolis Habitat volunteer numbers have increased thanks to Elder Coffman and Elder Bellos, who are completing missionary work by way of Canada, the project’s funding is decreasing.

“Our main focus right now is getting more funds,” Charleston said. “If people want to donate contact me or Lindsy Gardner at the library. They can put money in the Demopolis Habitat account at Robertson Bank too.”

Volunteers will not work this Saturday because of Christmas on the River, Charleston said, but they will get right back to work Saturday, Dec. 10.

“We are right on schedule,” he said. “We are going to need the ladies who said they wanted to paint very soon.”