The weather for yesterday's Home Builders Blitz Dedication Ceremony was HOT, but while the sweat was flowing so were the emotions and tears! It was very touching to see the families and builders join together for their special ceremonies.
Photos can be viewed via Facebook here.
Stay tuned to this blog for individual photo albums by family/builder!
We can't believe we will dedicate all five homes tomorrow! It is truly amazing to look back on this blog and all the pictures and see how much progress has been made in less than 30 days! I hope everyone -- especially the families and builders -- have a good nights sleep because tomorrow will be AMAZING! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!
All week you can feel the activity rising to new levels....similar to the first week of activities when we started the Blitz! Everyone is working on the inside AND outside (beautiful landscaping) of their homes, getting ready for the big dedication ceremonies on Friday! We truly have been blessed with lovely weather throughout most of the 30 days....really only one rainy day and a few days were ridiculously hot but otherwise, great weather for construction. Be Warned Though -- this Friday it is supposed to be over 104 degrees with a heat index near 110F! ACK!
There's painting and sawing and landscaping being done around the blitz neighborhood right now. Photos below!
The houses are moving right along, on different schedules, but still quickly! We've included some interior shots of the homes still under construction. We received the Certificate of Occupancy today for Wayne Harbin Builder's home!!!!
Our professional builders are committed to the Habitat for Humanity cause. From days so hot you could cook an egg on the driveway, to rainy days that could fill barrels of water, our friends at Garnett Construction, Wayne Harbin Builder, Charles Ross Homes, Tidewater Properties & Construction and Earley & Associates Building have stayed true to their commitment to build 5 affordable Habitat homes for 5 excited, qualified families!
For that, we at Habitat (along with the families) are SO THANKFUL!!
We would like to give major kudos to all of the construction workers laboring in this heat! The homes are moving right along and we look forward to celebrating with the new homebuyers, our partners and friends on Friday, June 29, 2012! If you are interested in attending the Dedication Ceremony, kindly RSVP using the form in our previous blog post! You can also read details of ceremony plans at that post.
Thank you to Staley & Associates for lunch today! We would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge all of the subcontractors and other supporters who partnered with each of the builders to make this Home Builders Blitz such a success!
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