Volunteers sought for Habitat build

Published 4:48pm Thursday, March 20, 2014

Work will soon begin on Escambia County Habitat for Humanity’s first home in Flomaton.

Alecia Glaize, executive director for Habitat, said that volunteers are being asked to come help raise the walls of the home, on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The home will be built on Holt Street in Flomaton, in partnership with the Rebecca Moellenbrink family.

Construction volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. No previous construction experience is necessary, although skilled volunteers are especially valuable, Glaize said.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register on Habitat’s website (www.escambiahfh.org), or call the office at (251) 867-0095 to obtain a registration form.

For more information, contact Glaize at the office number, or by emailing alecia@escambiahfh.org.

Work on the house was initially scheduled to begin in March, but construction had to be delayed in order to adjust the home’s design plans. Students at Auburn University’s architectural school are heading the design project, and the plans call for the home to be 70 percent more energy efficient than most homes of its type.

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