Habitat For Humanity Builds 6th Home in Washington County

By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

Habitat for humanity has many different chapters, always building homes for families... But volunteering this time around were Fort Rucker army captains.

Washington County’s habitat for humanity is building home number 6 which means 6 family’s dreams are coming true.
"It’s wonderful because everyone wants to be a homeowner and I am just glad that I am going to be one." Says Rosiah Baker, the Future Home Owner

Each time a new house is built, volunteers from local organizations come out to help.
Fort Rucker soldiers in the aviation captain's career course participate in a community service project every year, and jumped at the opportunity to help habitat.

"what a great organization, you know I was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and saw a lot of good things there and when I came back the community really reached out for me and I’m glad to give back." Says Kirsten Bergman, a Fort Rucker Soldier

For some, it was their first time attempting to build a home.
And while it may not be easy, they say it went smoothly.
"It’s not a hard thing when you have such a great team like we do today and everyone working together." Says soldier TJ Hise

The Fort Rucker students came out with pride to let the public know that they are not only serving their county overseas, but are also active in the local community.
"My commitment to serve my country expands far beyond Iraq or Afghanistan or any other place the US government sends me, I love helping people." Says Julie Schwetz, a Project Coordinator

Out there today were only half of the Fort Rucker volunteers.
The other half will be out there next week to finish the job.

Businesses in Washington County also donated their time to help including
Community south credit union and panhandle family medicine.


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