Habitat house nearing completion

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 21, 2006

After working on Demopolis’ very first Habitat for Humanity home for six months, volunteers are slowly creeping toward the finish line.

“We are sanding the sheetrock and getting ready to prime and paint,” Habitat president Freddie Charleston said. “We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Lindsy Gardner, Habitat board member, said the outside of the home could be completed this Saturday if the weather permits.

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“Last weekend we just about finished the siding and we are trying to get the windows trimmed,” she said, “but we are pretty close.”

After completing the siding, Charleston said, the group will get ready to install cabinets inside the home and will work on finishing the “odds and ends” stuff.

“We’re pretty much done with the main stuff, all the big things,” he said, “Now the ladies can start getting their paint brushes ready because that’s what they’ve been waiting for.”

Although the home is almost completed, Habitat organizers are still in search of volunteers and funds.

“We are still accepting volunteers and looking for anyone who wants to lend a helping hand,” Charleston said. “And we can always use more donations to make sure we don’t run out of money.”

Any contributions that aren’t used on this Habitat home will be used for the next one, Charleston said.

And even though Charleston is looking for new faces to help with the Habitat home, he doesn’t want the currently volunteers to go anywhere.

“I want to thank everyone for what they’ve already done,” he said, “we still appreciate your efforts.”

To volunteer, contact Lindsy Gardner at (334) 289-1595 or (334) 212-0685.