Taking Shape

MAYVILLE – Construction is moving along at the Habitat for Humanity home in Mayville.

Since the ground thawed and construction proceeded on Saturday, April 26, volunteers have been working Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the home at 7 Patterson St.

According to Mike Ricketts, volunteer coordinator, things have been moving along smoothly.

“We’ve been having a lot of volunteers showing up,” Ricketts said. “We’re progressing as fast as we can – the windows are in and we’re preparing the outside for cedar shake siding.”

Ricketts said that although the target completion date is Jan. 1, it is too soon to tell if the goal will be met.

Martin Bova Jr., mayor of Mayville, said that this is the third Habitat for Humanity home that has been built in the Mayville area.

“I think what they’re doing is very commendable,” Bova said.

Bova also said that in the past, he has volunteered his time for other Habitat for Humanity homes.

“It gives someone who otherwise would not be able to have a home the opportunity to secure one, through sweat equity and a mortgage,” he said.

Before winter weather postponed construction, volunteers were able to begin the home and enclose it so that the interior was protected from the elements.

According to Ricketts, upcoming projects on the home include finishing the subfloor, walls and ceilings.

Volunteers are appreciated and construction experience is not necessary for volunteers – anyone can learn from those who are experienced in Habitat home building

For further information, contact Ricketts at 753-7831.