SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 Dublin, GA
It takes a village, and on September 23,2017, Habitat for Humanity began construction of Habitat House #38 located at 324 Parker Dairy Road in Dublin. The home is being built for the family of Rochelle Montgomery. Dublin-Laurens County’s Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) team partnered with Habitat for Humanity and other community volunteers to help build Habitat House #38. A ground breaking ceremony was held at the new home site at 8am on Saturday, September 23rd at 324 Parker Dairy Road inDublin. Lunch was provided for the busy builders around noon.
GICH Team members on hand to help were Deborah Stanley, Doug & Jean Wolfe, Geraldine Swint, and a city employee & her brother. City Manager Lance Jones celebrated the groundbreaking.
Want to help build? Download and fill out the 2017 Release and Waiver of Liability and must be signed in order for you to work. Once you have signed the form, it is good for the entire year and will stay on file with Habitat. Because it is an active construction site, volunteers must be 16 years old or older to participate.
It typically takes 5-6 weeks to dry the house in and these are the best volunteer days. Once the house is dried in, we use subcontractors for jobs like sheetrock, roofing, and vinyl siding because these take special equipment and skills.
Water, Gatorade, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and safety equipment will be available at the site, as well as a port-a-potty. Bring your own hammer and tool belt or Habitat will have some available on site.
If you go to www.dublinhabitat.com and take the safety courses, you will be given a free t-shirt upon receiving your certificate. The project is slated for completion in mid-December. Please join us as often as you can each following Saturday through mid-December as we endeavor to build a new home for a family in need.
Volunteers are also needed to help provide lunch. If you can assist in any way, please contact Tracy Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dublin-Laurens County’s GICH Team
Georgia Initiative on Community Housing, a program offered by Georgia Department of Community Affairs, offers communities a three year program of collaboration and technical assistance related to housing and community development. Dublin was selected through an application process as a GICH community in 2017. Dublin’s GICH team includes representatives from across Laurens County and is charged with developing innovative action steps to address Dublin and Lauren County’s housing and community needs. For more information about GICH, contact Deborah Stanley, Director of Grants and Community Development with The City of Dublin at email@example.com.