HFH of Jefferson County (Texas): They’ve seen fire and they’ve seen rain … -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

HFH of Jefferson County (Texas): They’ve seen fire and they’ve seen rain …

Beaumont, Texas –A midweek rainout hampered the construction of two Carter Project houses, according to Uliana Trylowsky, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County (Texas). But the affiliate has relied on local volunteers since then to get both houses framed and on track to be finished before August.

“There is still a lot to be done,” Trylowsky said.

During the project week, May 11-16,2008, two teams of AmeriCorps workers and six individual volunteers from Michigan, California and Iowa did as much building as possible.

In addition to bad weather, crews had to cope with a little unusual drama in the middle of the week, when vandals set the portable toilets on fire.

“It was a really big story over here!” said Trylowsky. Beyond that, the week was relatively quiet.

“We appreciate all the help we received, but we hoped it would have been more. We are thankful to those few who made the trip down to Southeast Texas, especially Ed Stephany, a volunteer from California who’s been here in Beaumont at least four times since 2006 and who has been a real supporter of our efforts.”

How to volunteer:
Call 409-832-5853 or visit www.beaumonthabitat.org