Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Volunteers sought for Habitat 'blitz' project

Members of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church are seeking volunteers to help them build their fourth Habitat For Humanity house. The "Blitz Week" project is scheduled for the week of July 14-21. Habitat committee chair at the Peachtree City church is Kim Dutweiler. "Blitz Boss" is Joe Runnals and day boss is Mark Creviston.

The house will be the first home in the new Faith Park development in Clayton County and is being built for Eric Varner and her two children.

"We are honored to be the first group to build a home in the new subdivision," Dutweiler said. The other three homes built by the Peachtree City church are in Trinity Park, a habitat for Humanity development inRiverdale.

No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to work on the site. Those who work on the roof or do any job that requires a ladder must be at least 18 years of age. Adequate supervision and training will be available for unskilled workers.

Construction jobs include carpentry, framing, painting, brick work and landscaping. Non-construction jobs include food collection and delivery, serving meals (to workers), and water delivery.

Three shifts are available: 8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.; and 6-9 p.m. Volunteers who can work during the week are especially needed, Dutweiler added.

Millard and Linda Fuller started Habitat for Humanity in America in 1976. Since that time, more than 100,000 houses have been built for those in need of housing. Each new owner is required to participate in building the home.

"Habitat is a distinctively Christian, hands-on, world wide effort," Dutweiler said.

To volunteer or for more information, call Shirley Daniel at 678-364-1177 or Steve Lopez at 770-461-9133.

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