Demopolis Habitat Looking for Help

Nestled not too far from the Tombigbee River in Demopolis lies the Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity's newest build site.

Construction on the house has slowed as money, materials, and volunteers have dried up.

As it stands now, Habitat says it needs about $20,000 to complete this house. The organization is hoping to do it in time to put the family in the house before Christmas.

"We thought we would have it finished before Christmas. We wanted the family to be in before Christmas; it all depends on what kind of flow of volunteers we get, how quickly we can get the material and get the finances going," said Freddie Charleston, president of Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity. "So our goal, what we would like to see as a board, is hopefully before Christmas."

Besides the needs for materials to help finish this project, Habitat for Humanity is also asking for help from volunteers from within the community.

"Getting the material and getting more help, you know, we have older gentlemen that are in here and they have different ailments," Charleston said. "And we just need younger men to step up and more men from our churches to come in and give us help."

Charleston said he would especially like to see more help and support from local churches.

"I would like to challenge our churches, our pastors, to get the word out and show what they tell us, love is what love does," said Charleston. "We would like them to address their congregation and have them to support this organization."

Call 334-289-1177 to find what materials are needed and how you may volunteer.


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