Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Work to Finish Home on "Final Push Saturday"
WHEELING, W.Va -
The Wheeling Area Habitat for Humanity is rushing to finish construction of a home in South Wheeling, calling the day, "Final Push Saturday."
The goal was to finish the house Saturday. Volunteers completed plumbing, electrical, painting and all the other touches that make a house a home.
Lunch for the volunteers was provided by the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center of Wheeling. Bob Kennen, President of Habitat for Humanity in Wheeling, says they hope to have the recipients in the home before Thanksgiving.
"The hard part is the last minute details," he says. "Finishing trim, painting, touch-ups, and finishing grading; those are the things we are doing now. We hope to have it done in a couple of weeks."
About 20 volunteers were on hand Saturday, including about a half a dozen from a Bethany College Fraternity.
"Final Push Saturday" was the idea of Bob Contraguerro of Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration, a major sponsor of the build on 33rd Street.