Habitat for Humanity of Barton County resumed construction earlier this month on their latest partner project at 1906 Hubbard. The three bedroom, two bathroom house will soon become a home for the Wilkerson family of Great Bend. Daryl and Amber Wilkerson have four children, and are helping with the construction project by putting sweat equity hours during each volunteer weekend, said Habitat President Rachel Mawhirter.
This Saturday will be spent finishing hanging drywall.
Once the project is finished, the Wilkersons will be purchasing the home from Habitat for Humanity with no labor costs or interest included on the mortgage, giving them the opportunity to provide a better way of life for their children, Mawhirter said. Once payments start coming back in, Habitat can then use those funds to help build another house for another family in need.
Construction is scheduled to wrap up sometime later this spring, and volunteers will be needed every Saturday until it’s finished. In addition to manual labor, volunteers are also needed to make lunches for the rest of the crew members.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering this, or any, Saturday, can call 620-786-4896 or e-mail email@example.com with your phone number and available dates to volunteer.