Paying It Forward – The Excitement is Building, Part 3

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Paying It Forward – Get Involved with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity – the excitement is building, Part 3

 

If you haven’t read about Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity building a house for the Blevins family…check out the previous posts listed below.

 

On Saturday, March 5th, over 150 people came out to the Habitat for Humanity “Wall Raising Ceremony” located on Tuckahoe Road in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

 

Attendees included business representatives from Lowes, Wal-Mart, Mattress Warehouse, and Dogwood Realty; members of the Daisy (2205) and Junior (8157) Girl Scout troops; White Sulphur Springs City Recorder, Thomas Taylor;  two alumni of the 2007 Women Build in Pendleton County, and two of the WV republican candidates for Governor, Senator Clarke Barnes and Betty Ireland.  The entertainment was provided by the Night Express Show Choir.

 

The wall raising marks the official commencement of the house construction and it brings to light the partnership between the family, the community, and Habitat for Humanity.  It was both an opportunity to thank God and seek his continued blessing upon the Blevins family, the volunteers, donors, and the construction site.  Habitat for Humanity is building this house that is planned, funded, and constructed under the leadership of local women.  From framing the walls to installing the finish trim, this house will be solely constructed by women from all across the state of West Virginia.

 

 

After the ceremony, 25 women stayed to help build for the day and seven men who cooked and served lunch and served as construction mentors for the women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Blevins and son setting the 1st wallAll of the exterior walls were set and work started on the interior walls. The rain slowed the volunteer’s efforts, but the team of women persisted and persevered.  The build day wrapped up around 4:00 PM. 

 

The photo to the right is Laura Blevins and son setting the first wall.

The excitement is building. Volunteers will be working

Monday – Saturday every week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

The house dedication is planned for Saturday, May 7th, just in time for Mother’s Day.

 

 

 

This post is a continuation of asking for volunteers and/or donations:

 

To volunteer and to help build a decent, affordable house in partnership with Laura Blevins and her family, please go to the Volunteer form and also check out the construction schedule.  If you are not able to volunteer, please sponsor a square foot of this house for only $40.

 

Pay it forward and help the Blevins family have their own home….what a blessing for this family knowing they will not have to move again or live in a shelter.

 

For more information:

Call Women Build at (304) 647-3342

Email:   womenbuild@almostheavenhabitat.org

 

 

 

 

Other posts on Habitat for Humanity's Women Build:

Paying It Forward - A Family in Need of a Home and Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity Makes a Dream Come True! Part 1

Paying It Forward - Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity - Get Involved and Help Build It, Part 2

 

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Susan, I can't wait to see the house completed. On my way to the site now!

March 12, 2011 10:41 AM
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I love the fact that this home is being constructed entirely by women.  How wonderful that the Blevins family is getting a new home! 

March 12, 2011 10:09 PM
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Judi, Saturday myself and 3 other women worked on the roof....and it was very windy.

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Rebecca,

Wow... this is so awesome.  I too feel it is so great that the building team is all women.  It's also great that the guys are there to mentor and help out if needed...  at least with lunch.  It will definitely be a wonderful day on May 7th.  Thanks for sharing this story with us... May all the people who have helped out in this project be blessed for their efforts!

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Thanks Linda, I worked on Saturday and it was a very windy day to be on the roof.

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Author Bio: Rebecca Gaujot is a licensed REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience helping home buyers and home sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction in Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Fairlea, Caldwell,WV and other areas of the Greenbrier County since 2007.