HABITAT HOUSE BUILD #113

Sept. 16, 2021

1247 Caldwell Road

Angleton, TX 77515
 
To all HfH volunteers,
The slab is now ready for our next Habitat home build scheduled to start Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at 1247 Caldwell Road in Angleton. Dealing with the Coronavirus has slowed down our builds this year so this will be the 1st house built this year and the 1131h Habitat house built in our local area since 1991.

 

A tentative schedule of the work planned for each day is at the end of this e-mail.  Note, the most work for volunteers is during the first 5-6 days of the build, especially on weekdays.  Towards the end of the build, much of the work is done by contractors.  That work is denoted in red and volunteers will not be needed for that work.

 

Build Information:

Sign-in, devotional, and breakfast are 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. each day at the big hospitality tent at the site.  Work starts about 8:00 a.m. and runs until about 4:00 p.m.  However, you can come and go at any time.  Breakfast, lunch, water, lemonade and snacks will be provided during the regular work days except as noted in the build schedule at the end of this email.

 

Any and all volunteers of any skill level are welcome to participate on any of the workdays.  There will be skill leaders present to direct the work and to show anyone how to do an unfamiliar job.  Most tools will be provided; however, you might want to bring your own hammer, tape and/or tool belt if you have them.  So, find a job you want to do or take advantage of on-the-job training, and come help.  It will likely be hot so sunscreen, hat, etc… are recommended.  Please note that there are age restrictions for safety reasons as follows:

 

·        No one under 16 can be on an active construction site.

·        No one under 18 is allowed to do any hazardous activities such as the use of power tools, roofing or working from a height of 6′ or more.

·        Those 14-15 can do painting when there is no active construction work going on at the site but should be supervised by an adult.

·        Volunteers under 16 years old can help with landscape work if accompanied by an adult.

·        All volunteers must have a signed waiver to work.  Waivers for minors must be signed by parents/guardians and notarized.

 

If you have not done so in the last year, adults will also need to complete a waiver before your first day of work.  All this can be done before you volunteer using the attached document or on the first day you volunteer.

 

Hope to see you at the build.

 

Jim Erskine

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator

jerskine1@att.net

PRE-BUILD SCHEDULE

 

Thursday 9/9 – No Meal

Delivery of materials for prefab items (door & window frames, corners & tees).

Build porch &carport beams, porch gable, door & window frames, corners & tees and porch gables.

Cut and mark plates.

 

Friday 9/10  – No Meal

Finish marking plates, beams, and precuts.

 

Wednesday 9/15 – No Meal

Take delivery of studs, lumber,