On April 9th, Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County raised all of the exterior walls on their 23rd home.
Habitat purchased an undeveloped lot from the Town of Princeton. With over 30 volunteers on site, all hands were on deck for construction. Despite the strong morning winds, workers were able to pull together, set the sheathing, and prepare the walls. By 10:00 AM, the first wall was raised.
“We are thrilled to have such a great volunteer response. Without the caring diligent hands of volunteers, none of this would be possible,” said Habitat Board President Dave Ferrell.
Several groups had a hand in the wall raising, including home sponsor Lehigh Hanson/Hanson Aggregates, the Johnston County Association of Realtors, HomeTowne Realty, and Infinite Home Inspections. Perspective homeowner and Princeton resident Terra Perez was also on site with her four children. Her children enjoyed observing construction, and began to realize their dream of home ownership. Volunteers were grateful for a warm lunch provided by Adams/Oldcastle Products.
Habitat welcomes church groups, businesses, and individual volunteers willing to help throughout the build. To learn how to get involved, visit www.habitatjohnston.org.
Princeton Home-Building Project
The non-profit, housing mission broke ground for a new Princeton house mid-February. The perspective homeowner family is Terra Perez, a longtime Princeton resident and a single mom of four. The family is required to put in 200 sweat equity volunteer hours working on their home to meet the criteria of Habitat homeowner.
About Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County
Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is a proud supporter of the Johnston County community. Through its mission to build homes in Christian partnership with volunteers, sponsors and local families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing, they have built 22 homes since 1992.