Habitat volunteers complete 2012 building year

Jan. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

SPINDALE — Braving below freezing temperatures on Monday morning, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity volunteers, began their last day's work for 2012 on a new home.  

When volunteers from the Monday and Tuesday volunteer crews arrived for work, the temperature reading was 28 degree, said one volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity president Bob Bourne said both crews were on the job Monday as it was the last day the teams will work on the home for Chassidy Brown and her three children, Mya, 8, Cameron, 13 and Taylor, 14.

"We're finishing up here today," Bourne said, sporting a hat and gloves, and glancing across the yard where volunteers were taking care of multiple chores.

Teams were working on the front porch of the home, the roof overhang and clearing the property, storing tools and supplies for the next build.

With the project nearly completed, the Browns paint the interior of the house and will be ready to occupy their new home soon.

The home is located in Hope View Estates off New Hampshire Street in Spindale, where several other habitat homes are built. The property has enough space for 17 habitat homes.

The foundation for the first 2013 construction project has already been laid and building on the house will begin in the spring.

Anyone interested in becoming a habitat volunteer, should call 828-248-3148. There is also a need for new volunteers for the Monday, Tuesday and Saturday teams.