NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Garden Spot Village and Weaverland Mennonite Church seek volunteers to help build a house for an Alabama family left homeless after their home was hit by two tornadoes in April 2011.
“One tornado hit early in the morning and did some damage. The second one hit later that afternoon, and the homeowner said that everything was gone in 30 seconds,” said Tim High, a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and project manager for the home-raising.
High and the first team of volunteers from New Holland left Sunday, August 12 for Cordova, Ala., outside Birmingham, where they will spend a week on site excavating, pouring footers and laying block foundation walls. Beginning September 23, six more volunteer teams will follow in week-long shifts to do framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, painting, trim, flooring and cabinetry. The four-bedroom home is scheduled to be dedicated in early November.