The Brenda George family (Kevin, Brandon and Brenda) breaks ground for their duplex at 243 Atlantic Avenue in Broadway, October 2, 2011. Board of Directors President, Bernard Martin, watches in the background.
Construction of the duplex progresses on West Summit Avenue in Elkton. Dick and Virginia Bethune are sponsoring one unit of the duplex and with HabitatFest and other benefit events slated for the fall, sponsoring both sides may be within the realm of possibility! Virginia isn't one to think small!
Christian and Anthony Contreras are all smiles as they display a chocolate hammer presented to them by house sponsor Virginia Bethune.
Dick and Virginia Bethune, house sponsors, are joined by Ray Burkart (center) a Habitat volunteer and member of Elkton Presbyterian Church.
Jerry Rensch (left) and Don Voas trim Dow blue Styrofoam to size to insulate the outer wall of the duplex (see top photo). Dow Chemical provides insulating products to our affiliate through a gifts-in-kind program. These insulating products help our homes earn EarthCraft Virginia House certification, as we promote affordable, sustainable, energy efficient construction.
Rick Davis makes use of a building level during the early stages of construction in Elkton. Skilled or semi-skilled volunteers who want to help, may call 540-828-6288 for more information.
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Homeowner John Lewis (left) and volunteers from the Broadway area work on framing the duplex unit at 245 Atlantic Avenue in Broadway. Volunteer labor helps keep the price of Habitat homes affordable.
The Lewis family (from left, baby Catherine, Daphne, Joshua and John) take a moment to pose in front of their home during move-in, May 2012. The Lewis home was sponsored by Sunset Drive United Methodist Church.
Amanda Contreras and her sons, Christian and Anthony, take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking June 16. The Contreras family will soon call West Summit Avenue "home". The boys earn sweat equity hours by picking up trash at the end of construction workdays and for semester A's and B's on their report cards.
Laura Douglass, HabitatFest chair, and Virginia Bethune, house sponsor, take in the excitement of the groundbreaking ceremony.
Sarah Smith (left), an elder at Elkton Presbyterian Church led the litany at the ground breaking ceremony. In addition Sarah's arrival is always anticipated at the construction site. She brings fresh water and snacks to the construction workers every morning.
Rick Davis, construction supervisor at the Elkton project, typically arrives at the job site between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. to take advantage of the cooler morning hours.