Blitz Build Mission Accomplished!
came in a caravan of vans! About a dozen vans and a U-hall truck for equipment
and tools. They arrived 160 people strong, well organized and ready to
The WoodsWork part of the two week Mission from Woods Memorial Presbyterian
Church in Severna Park Maryland brought 124 high school aged youth and
about 38 adults leaders put in many hard hours.
Work started at 7:30 AM on June 25 on all three houses. The first day
was “heavy duty” work. The sill plates were installed then
the floor joist (heavy stuff) were put in place. Next came the 4' X 8'
X 3/4" sub-flooring. While this was going on another of the group
was building the framework for the walls. The second day saw the workers
finishing the walls, (Nailing the ply wood and Blue Board to the frame
of 2" X 4" s) and raising the walls into place. The
roof trusses were moved into the house before the last wall was raised
into place. And so it continued for a week until all three houses had
all their interior walls most of their roofs, siding, electrical wiring.
The day after the high school, WoodWorks Mission, had their
dedication service beside one of the new homes, the DriftWood
gang of College youth rolled in for a long 4th of July weekend. Made up
of about 80 College students, they got right to work continuing the work
and hanging the drywall! Click here for more
Orange County volunteers to provided lunches for the over 160 people
of WoodsWork Mission for a week followed by about 80 in DriftWood Mission
the next week .... more.
NOW (July - August,
2004) -- The four families selected by Rapidan Habitat desperately need
decent, affordable housing. But, none of the houses is complete. There’s
still plenty of work to do. ‘Handy’ volunteers are needed
– either individually or in groups. People are need who can help:
(1) shingle a roof, (2) install vinyl siding, (3) build a deck, etc. If
you want to ‘walk on the water’ and be a part of Christ’s
love in action, please dust off your tools and call either Jim Smiley
(972-9128) or Bill Nowers (972-3966).
At their closing dedication service the WoodWorks
youth chairperson presented a $15,000 check to John Henry,
President of Rapidan Habitat for Humanity, to help with material
costs for the three houses. The youth group held a giant car wash
before they left washing 605 cars to raise the money.
Click here to see the many others that
have help support this work.