Habitat for Humanity to resume construction

MAYVILLE – Before winter weather halted Habitat for Humanity construction, volunteers built the beginning of a new home and also enclosed it so that the interior was protected from the wind and oncoming snow.

After waiting for the ground to thaw, Mike Ricketts, volunteer coordinator, has announced that work will proceed Saturday, April 26, at the 7 Patterson St. site at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outside, the group will work on finishing furring strips on siding, digging post holes for retaining walls and setting posts, grading the patio and rear entry area and cleaning up wood piles.

The inside needs a gravel floor base, ceiling light boxes and wire to switch locations, framing for light tubes and an attic hatch, north/south walls, secure trusses and framing them for sealing.

Workers male and female are needed to help out whenever they can. It may be an hour or four hours; every Saturday or once a month. Volunteers shouldn’t hesitate because of lack of building skills. Anyone can learn from those who are experienced in Habitat home building.

For further information, contact Ricketts at 338-8864 (cell) or 753-7831 (home).