Last updated: April 22. 2014 3:13PM - 152 Views
By EVELYN LONG



Sentinel Photo/Carol BartlettHabitat for Humanity board members at the ground breaking of the home being built in Mount Gilead. L-r; Roland Hildebrand, Dave Jackson, project manager; T. J McNew IV, Tom Griffith and Rita Barton.
Sentinel Photo/Carol BartlettHabitat for Humanity board members at the ground breaking of the home being built in Mount Gilead. L-r; Roland Hildebrand, Dave Jackson, project manager; T. J McNew IV, Tom Griffith and Rita Barton.
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The 14th Morrow County Habitat for Humanity home is under construction at 85 South Cherry Street in Mount Gilead.


The three bedroom, single story home features a full basement. It is to be completed by August 1 for Darrell and April Short, currently residing in Cardington.


The couple has one son.


Tom Griffith, a member of the Habitat for Humanity board, said it is hoped that with good weather, the home will be completed by the deadline. Currently the basement has been completed and framing is being done by Paul Hinkle contracting.


The guide lines for construction of a home with Habitat require the new owners to contribute a certain number of hours towards the construction. The cost of the home is $60,000, and there are 1200 square feet, said Griffith. Therefore,


the Square Foot Club has been organized and members are invited to purchase a square foot or multiple square feet of the property of the house for a minimum of $50 a square foot. Multiples can also be purchased. In return the name of the donor will be printed in a square foot of the sub floor. For more information on this pro- ject, contact Griffith at 419-946-9347 or Mike Porter at 419-947-3266.


Habitat for Humanity can also be contacted at P O Box 341, Mount Gilead.


Griffith added that “enthusiastic” people are invited to become board members.


Although it is not a requirement, those with some knowledge of construction or contracting are especially welcome.


Dave Jackson is project engineer on this home’s construction. Volunteering once again are members of the “over the hill” gang.


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