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2018 REPORT ON WOMENS BUILD
At 8:00 am Saturday morning people began gathering at 908 East 9th Street to paint, calk, laugh, and in general have a great time.
Rev. Channon from our local Episcopal Church gave an inspiring talk on empowering women, and serving our Lord when we care for the hungry, the ill, and those needing shelter. There were a lot of women, men and young people from Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburg serving the Lord at our Habitat Women’s Build today. Mount Pleasant Habitat for Humanity thanks each and every one. A special thanks to LOWES for all their support in materials and workers. GO LOWES!
Women’s Build 2018
May 5th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
East 9th Street, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Habitat for Humanity sign points the way.
Painting, calking, work of the day
Wear work clothes
Work for an hour, two hours, or all day. Your schedule. Come when you can for as long as you can. We appreciate every minute you can help us.
Call Habitat Office for more information. (903) 575 1225
Work for the Day is Coming
Saturday – March 10, 2018
Work for the day is coming when our Habitat House will be done! George Sanford, Tom Nuchols, Mr. and Mrs. Miller, and some of their friends worked Saturday morning putting up sheet rock, and mudding cracks. This house will have to pass a new, government required, door pressure test. Every smidgen of a place that might be an air leak must be filled with mud.
There are still areas in closets that need sheet rock. Taping, bedding, and painting are all jobs that will need volunteers in the coming weeks. The 2018 women’s build will be May 5th. Ladies, mark your calendar, grab a friend and join our mission of providing affordable housing for a working family.
Great Work Day
Saturday morning a group of super nice folk showed up to work on out current Habitat house. Calking around window frames, insulation, wiring and general cleanup were some of the jobs worked on.
Dayna Brownlee, one of our Mt. Pleasant Board members, was there and I got a chance to ask her a few questions.
Why are you a part of Habitat? Dayna – I enjoy giving to the community, giving back.
What is your favorite on site job? Dayna – Painting, where I know what I’m doing. I work more to the end of the project.
Dayna has served on the Mt. Pleasant Habitat Board for three years. She is our Compliance person making sure our Habitat moneys are distributed properly. She helps keep us in compliance with Habitat International.
Dayna Brownlee works at Guaranty Bond Bank in Mt. Pleasant.
There are many ways to serve in the Habitat organization, not all on the construction site itself. We need volunteers to serve on various committees, volunteers to prepare simple lunches for the workers on workdays, volunteers to oversee registration of workers on workdays, donations of money or materials that can be used or sold.
Speakers and Habitat programs giving more information about our local projects are available.
If you are interested in serving or need a program, please contact Jaletta Farmer, our Executive Director, Monday through Friday mornings. (903) 575 1225
Deck Almost Done
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
Women’s Build 2017
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.
Women’s Build, 2016
What a great group of women at the Women’s Build this year! We are dazzled by these volunteers and their dedication to putting families in homes. Thank you, women of Mount Pleasant!