May 2020 Habitat volunteers completed in May 2020 for Mr. Taylor, a lifelong resident and US Army veteran, of Ruckersville. He is now able to get out for doctor visits!
November 2018 In November we had some volunteer students from the Blue Ridge School helping us build the shed. Others installed drywall in the laundry room, and siding on the right side of the house.
We worked on the front porch and got it completed with the exception of the stairs, something hopefully we'll be able to work on this weekend.
In the coming weeks we will be working on a variety of projects: priming some walls, putting the final coat on others, completing the shed, completing the stairs, and installing closet hardware. We've got plenty to do so if you want to swing a hammer contact David Forbes on this link. He'll be happy to have you join us.
October 15, 2018 We had a great day working on the house Saturday with nine people showing up to help. We completed framing in the last two windows, drywalled the coat closet and removed drywall in another location to make more storage space, primed the master bath, master closet, and two bedrooms, formed the concrete pads, and started siding the house. All in all a very good day.
This coming Saturday we'll continue the painting and siding. Hopefully the electrician and plumber will install outlets and water lines in the laundry area, and a drywall person to make repairs to the three bedrooms, laundry room, coat closet, and storage areas. And if the windows come in, we'll install those as well.
October 10, 2018 We're starting a new house project! Last year Habitat for Humanity of Greene County (GC-HFH) was gifted a parcel of land in Stanardsville by Mrs. Margaret Curran in honor of her parents, Judge John Joseph Morris and his wife Genevieve Eddins.
Greene County HFH purchased from the Greene County Technical Education Center and placed it on the Curran property, located at Madison Road. Work has begun to finish the house from the foundation to the interior work. If you want to volunteer, please send us an email at the address in the footer!
March 14, 2017 Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work and progress we made in March. We've had the electricians in for new wiring in the kitchen and living room, the crawl space has been insulated, drywall has been put up in the living room, bedrooms, and kitchen, and new flooring has been put down in the three bedrooms. It's nice to finally turn the corner from demo to reconstruction, isn't it?
Come April we'll finish the flooring, put in the sliding glass door in the kitchen, install the replacement windows, have the plumber come in, and hopefully get the walls and ceiling ready for painting. Thanks to everyone who was able to come out to help, especially the members of the Architecture Club. As always, it was good to work with you folks. If you haven't been able to make it out for one of our work sessions, I hope you'll think about joining us in the coming months. Thanks to our lunch sponsors for the food and drink to keep us going!
Just so everyone knows our schedule of future events, we are off the next two Saturdays in March and will pick up again on April 1.
March 6, 2017 We are still working the first two Saturdays of each month on the Holmes Run house rehab. The termite treatment was done this week & they found more floor joist damage on the east side where the deck ledger board attaches to the house. I am about to order the windows, sliding glass door, & interior doors. Rusty & picked up the 12" sliding compound miter saw & stand that was donated by Mr. Harrington. It is stored in the house.
If you want to volunteer your time to work or provide lunch please contact our Construction Supervisor, David Forbes here.
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January 28, 2017 Rehab Project: We have removed all of the cabinets in the kitchen, the fireplace in the living room, and the termite-damaged flooring in the living room and two bedrooms, demolished part of the wall between the living room and bedroom #1, removed the vanity in the bathroom, as well as all of the doors and trim throughout the house. In addition, all the termite damage has been professionally repaired, so we are making good progress.
Right now we are scheduled for the first two Saturdays in February, as always, weather permitting. The first Saturday we'll remove all of the debris from the house and place it in the dumpster, take the kitchen down to the studs, remove all of the HVAC duct work and insulation from under the house, and repair the walls and floor damaged by the termites or termite-repair. Depending on how much we get done will determine what remains for us to do the second Saturday, but will surely include removing the deck.
If you want to volunteer to help, contact David Forbes via email or call the Greene County HFH office at 434-990-9977