Habitat working on Clanton home

Published 5:04 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Habitat for Humanity volunteers work Wednesday morning at a home they are building in Clanton.

The local Habitat for Humanity branch is at work building a home for Clanton residents Shane and Robbie Nance.

The organization, along with numerous volunteers, is working Wednesdays and Saturdays to complete the family’s new home.

“We usually work on Saturdays only, but working Wednesday and Saturday gives a chance for more volunteers to come out and help, and we can get the house finished quicker,” said Jane Conradi, president of board of directors for the Chilton and Autauga joint Habitat chapter.

The house will be considered an Energy Star Home, which means it will be sustainable for the environment and for the homeowner.

“The extra insulation, Low–Emissivity (Low-E) windows, Energy Star appliances and high efficiency heat pump will lower the energy bills and make the home more affordable for the homeowner,” said Kelly Nice, director. “The easiest thing to do is to seal everything we possibly can.”

Depending on the number of volunteers, the home will take eight or nine weeks to complete. Volunteers from Regions Bank helped insulate the home.

Other sponsors and volunteers include A&A Masonry, ACME Building Supply, Alabama Power Foundation, Central Alabama Insulation, Chilton County Home Builders, Chilton County United Way, Clanton Kiwanis Club, Clanton Lions Club, Duncan Electric, First Baptist Church Clanton, First United Methodist Church Clanton, Giles Cooling & Heating, Laco Woodworks, Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Russell Do It Center, T&S Backhoe & Excavation and Verbena United Methodist Church.