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Habitat has last Women’s Build Day

| May 13, 2013

002WEST LAFAYETTE – Habitat For Humanity had their last Women’s Build Day on Saturday, May 11 at their current housing project in West Lafayette. More than 200 women signed up to volunteer during the three Women’s Build Day dates with 86 women volunteering on the last day.

“It’s been beyond our expectations how many women have signed up,” said Jane Mautz, building chair.

On the last day of the build, the volunteers were putting up walls, nailing siding to the outer structure, and installing windows and doors.

“These guys are doing such an awesome job today,” said Paula Emery, who was in charge of the Women’s Build Day. “A lot of women have never even nailed in their lives. They never thought they could do something like that. There’s a real sense of accomplishment.”

Emery stated that what these women have accomplished in three builds would have taken a month to complete on a normal construction site. However, the building was not completed last Saturday. More work needs to be done, and the estimated time for completion is sometime this fall.

The new home is being built for army veteran, Grant Ford, who says he still hasn’t recognized the reality that this is where he will live with his wife and children.

“It is such a blessing to have all these women here working so hard and taking time out of their day,” said Kathy Ford, Grant’s wife. “The reality hasn’t set in yet.”

Refreshments that day were provided by the Coshocton High School.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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