make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Builders wrap up Habitat blitz early

READ MORE: Builders wrap up Habitat blitz early

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity volunteers finished early this afternoon on their goal to build five homes in seven days. The project is in honor of the group's 25th anniversary, which helps provide lower income families with a chance at home ownership.

The vision is to provide affordable housing for hardworking families in the community. The Habitat Builders Blitz completed the Cottages at Cornerstone subdivision, which now has 32 Habitat homes.

Habitat for Humanity teamed up with local homebuilders, volunteers, and sponsors to make the American Dream come true for five families.

"We are really very grateful for the professional builders who have come out to make this happen for us and for our homeowners," Habitat Development Director Kitty Yerkes said.

"It's amazing," Habitat Construction Manager Esmond Anderson said. "I mean, these builders came together, and they did a good job planning, getting everybody lined up and to finish a day kind of ahead a little bit, it's great."

Construction workers aren't the only ones putting in hard work. Homeowners put in more than 200 hours to get a new lease on life.

"This is a great opportunity I would never pass up, and even though it's hard work, I'm a full-time mother, just had a newborn baby, work full time, I just do it," soon-to-be homeowner Sherrill Bowman said.

Workers and volunteers look forward to a relaxing day tomorrow when all their hard work is realized.

The homeowners will receive their keys during a special celebration tomorrow afternoon.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.