Work stoppage on Habitat home looms

Published 7:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2011

A little more than a year after breaking ground on its second home, the Marengo County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is at risk of having to pause construction.

With funds rapidly depleting, a work stoppage on construction appears to be on the horizon.

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“The Habitat board is soliciting donations from churches, businesses and individuals in an effort to continue the mission of building affordable homes in the Demopolis area,” said Morgan Grimes who is involved with the project.

“There are several items needed to complete the house such as sheet rock, plumbing fixtures, electrical items, a heating and air conditioning unit, as well as appliances.”

Volunteers continue to work on the house every Saturday morning to get the job done.

However, with approximately one month of funding left – and just enough siding to finish that portion of the project – construction could be put on hold shortly after the siding is installed.

The house is located on Fulton Street between North Strawberry and Cedar streets.

Volunteers, donations, and home sites are stilled needed as the board begins preparation for subsequent houses.

Contributions can be mailed to Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc., P.O. Box 1203, Demopolis, AL 36732 or call 334-289-1177 or 334-287-0595. You can also visit them on Facebook at the Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity page.