Although the location of our next Habitat Home might look like the lot was carved out of the jungle on some Caribbean island it’s really on Plum Street where it intersects with Angier Avenue just east of Downtown Durham.
A few minutes of basic instructions about safety and what the plan for the day was took place at 8:30 under a blue sky on a pleasantly cool Saturday morning. The goal for the day was to get the foundation ready for framing by laying plastic sheeting and attaching blue insulation board to the inside foundation walls. With advice to stay well hydrated the dozen or so volunteers completed the task while the sun heated up the atmosphere into the 90’s.
The number of volunteers was just about right to complete the goal in time to clean up at about 11:30, with a few also helping to build the front porch on an adjacent home that is largely framed but not yet under roof.
The picture below shows that home as well as two other Habitat homes that have been completed. A few blocks away on Driver Street another Habitat home is almost done. The impact by Habitat on this area of town was told during the formal kickoff at last week’s meeting in the Maureen Joy Charter School, also on Driver Street. There will be several Rotary Days on this home that we are soliciting volunteers for and for those that are willing to spend more time, volunteers are usually on the job Wednesdays through Saturday.