MIDDLEPORT — Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio will begin building the first-ever Habitat home in Meigs County in October.
“We are really excited to be working in Meigs County” stated Kenneth Oehlers, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, in a news release. “We are looking forward to working with the residents, businesses and churches in Meigs County to create decent, affordable homes.”
As part of the build, Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a two-day “blitz build.” During the blitz, more than 120 volunteers will attempt to finish 50 percent of the home in less than 48 hours. Habitat is currently registering volunteers to participate in the blitz build, which is sponsored by Mark Porter GMC, Farmer’s Bank, and Ohio Valley Bank.
“The blitz build is truly an amazing event” Oehlers said. “During the blitz, we will complete the framing, roofing and siding phases of the build. It is really amazing to see how fast a house can be built using a passionate group of volunteers.”
Habitat for Humanity builds homes using volunteer labor. Volunteers will be needed before and after the blitz to help start and complete the home. Habitat for Humanity is currently registering volunteers for all aspects of construction. No experience is required. Habitat builds are perfect for businesses, churches, and individuals to get involved in their community.
Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. It’s all about giving a hand up, not a hand out. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and Habitat homes for others.
To get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, or to volunteer, call 740-592-0032 ext. 102, or visit www.habitatseo.org.