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

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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.

 

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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.

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Dayna Brownlee,
AML Officer

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

 

Moving Ahead

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.

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 Moved

Women’s Build May 6th will be moved to area behind T-Mac at Tennison United Methodist Church on Church and 3rd Street. Due to problems beyond our control the foundation has not been poured at the designated site. We will be constructing panels, then moving them to the construction site. We still need all the volunteers that are signed up in order to meet the requirements for the Lowes grant. Hope to see you Saturday, May 6th.

Forms are Built

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.

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