Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa held its first annual CEO Build on Oct. 31. More than 20 local business leaders and community volunteers converged on Juanita Drive to help build a home for the Teyunna Harris and her two young children.
Habitat for Humanity will host its Vets for Vets event on Friday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Hotel Capstone ballroom. The event is dedicated to Tuscaloosa’s local veterans who set aside their free time to assist with their fellow veterans’ home repairs.
Tuscaloosa’s Habitat for Humanity always needs volunteers, but the need is particularly great over the summer. Despite the soaring temperatures, work must continue to build the homes. That is where area businesses can help, according to Habitat Director Ellen Potts, who says there is a critical need for volunteers.
“We take people of any skill level or no skill level. Businesses who send their employees to work with us are a huge part of our success,” Potts said. “We have all the tools needed and skilled construction supervisors who train volunteers for the tasks at hand. We can take individual volunteers or groups up to 25 on a site per day.”
Alabama keeps winning titles, and head coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry, through Nick’s Kids Foundation, keep building homes for families in need. Plans are in the works now to build a 16th home in Tuscaloosa as a part of the 16 for 16 Project with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa.
After a victory over Clemson on January 11, a 16th house will be built to honor Alabama Football’s 2015 National Championship.
“This project is a true testament of the limitless possibilities when our volunteers and Nick’s Kids members commit to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Ms. Terry Saban, co-founder and CEO of Nick’s Kids Foundation.