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.
It was certainly a winning weekend for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The football won team at Ole Miss while the volleyball squad earned a trio of wins at home in Tuscaloosa and the women’s golf team won the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship.
The Tide also had a winning weekend in the community as eight teams combined for a Habitat for Humanity work weekend.
The men’s and women’s track and field team got the build going on Friday morning.
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.
By Hannah Brown
When asked how Monique Hubbard felt at the dedication ceremony of her new home, she replied, “I am so blessed.”
Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa provided Hubbard with a brand-new house in a ceremony held on Nov. 20. Hubbard lost her home in the April 27, 2011, tornado and was the last victim to be released for DCH Regional Medical Center, suffering severe injuries after being thrown 25 feet from her home during the storm.