July the 8th and 15th saw a hard working group of men putting the fascia boards and decking on our current Habitat house. It took muscle, lots of energy, and sweat, but the deck is almost done.
Nisha Miller led a crew of women welding shovels in shifting mounds of dirt and concrete making the path around the house smother and safer for all the workers. Dayna spent most of the day in a hot trailer organizing tools and supplies. Having this house in the dry is a light at the end of a tunnel.
Mount Pleasant Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers, either single or groups, to prepare and serve a light meal each workday. Pizza or sandwiches are appreciated by these dedicated workers. Perhaps your club, Sunday School class, or family would like to take on this job one Saturday. If so please contact Jaletta Farmer at the Habitat office to schedule a Saturday that will work for you. (903) 575 1225
George, Tom, Charlie and Mark have put in several hours this week finishing putting the rafter in place in preparation for this Saturday’s work day. We hope to put on all the decking. We need lots of volunteers. Work starts about 8:00. Water and a light lunch will be provided. Come on out and join the fun.
We also have two tables and chairs suitable for patios or decks.
Call Mt. Pleasant Habitat off ice if you are interested 903 575 1225 or email Jaletta Farmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 24th, twelve or more volunteers gathered together to help our Habitat partners build their house on East Ninth Street. There was a lot accomplished along with laughter, a good lunch, and plans made for more work next Saturday when they hope to put the decking on. Hope to see some of you next Saturday.
Mount Pleasant Habitat for Humanity has a new president. Shane Webb, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, was unanimously elected to the office at the June
14, 2017 board meeting. Reverend Webb replaces Ronnie White who has served as president the past three years, the time limit he can hold that office according to the Mount Pleasant Habitat bylaws.
Thankfully, Ronnie White will continue volunteering his services to Mount Pleasant Habitat. It is an organization he believes in. Ronnie led us through two complete house builds and launched us on our present house. He has served on numerous committees over the years and has promised to continue with those responsibilities.
Work Day this Saturday
Mt. Pleasant Habitat for Humanity will be having a work day this Saturday (06-24-2017) starting @ 8:00 AM @ 908 E. 9th. Street. Coffee, Gatorade, water, a light lunch, tools and supplies will be supplied. Project for the day will be installing rafters and roof decking. Come out and join us in helping our latest Habitat partners build their new home.
Today, 5/8/17, a crew was at the building site early this morning digging the footings, laying and tieing the steel reinforcements, and pouring the concrete. The second day of the 2017 Women’s build is on GO!!!! for Tuesday May, 9th. We will need all hands and the cook to help move the panels we build Saturday from Tennison Methodist Church to the build site on E. Ninth. Hope to you tomorrow at Tennison or the build site on Ninth Street.
Who knew that hard work could be so much fun?
Women and men joined together May 6, 2017 to begin construction of our newest Habitat house. Kristin Bogart, pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church was our key note speaker and got us off to a great start. Panels were built behind Tennison United Methodist Church and moved to the building site. They will be raised as soon as the cement can be poured for the foundation.
The Norman Barnhart Concrete Co. from Leesburg built the forms for our new Habitat House April 13. Plumbers will do their thing than back to the concrete crew. We’ll be ready for the 2017 Women’s Build May 6th. Be sure to get your team signed up and T-shirt sizes turned in to Jalette in order to insure your special shirt will be available.
Lowe’s will be presenting a “How-To Clinic” 04/22/2017 starting @ 10:00 – 12:00 Noon. Come out and see “how to” safely use Power Tools! Lowe’s is located at 1220 Lakewood Drive in Mt. Pleasant across from Two Senoritas Restaurant.
Organizing a Team
If you can organize a team to work two-to-four hours on Saturday May 6th or Tuesday May 9th just contact us by phone: (903) 575 1225. Registration sheets are available to sign up your team and reserve your t-shirts. Be sure to mention your t-shirt size. Lunches will be provided both days.
Hope to see you and your team at the Women’s Build
Saturday, May 6 or Tuesday, May 9
Mark your calendar for May 6, 2017. That’s the BIG DAY for Mt. Pleasant’s Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build. The pad is ready and the concrete men and plumbers are lined to prepare the site for the BIG DAY. With your help, we will be RAISING THE WALLS of our current house building project.
We need 50 people, 3/4 of them women, to qualify for the Lowe’s grant that will help us cut costs on the new Habitat house. We hope churches, banks, businesses, and other organizations will put a team together and join us, Saturday May 6, and raise the walls of our newest house on East 9th Street.