Habitat for Humanity seeks help from Clanton community

Published 10:48 am Thursday, July 27, 2017


Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties is seeking to establish a greater presence in Clanton.

But it needs help.

The non-profit organization, which builds quality homes at affordable prices for low-income families, has impacted several areas in Clanton.

Executive Director Lisa Green said Habitat for Humanity has renovated and/or built about six homes in the town.

“We have them scattered, so we try to build where we can get free property,” she said. “We hope to have it donated.”

“Right now we have two properties that we purchased last year. So we’re going to be building, but we have to have funds to build,” Green said.

Green said funds can come in many forms. Some items include building materials and land. Green said a full wish list can be found online at Habitatautaugachilton.org/donate.html.

“So when we’re renovating or building a house,” Green said, “we do use new materials.”

Green said the organization’s immediate need is for volunteer committees, sponsors and board members in Clanton.

“We’ll need someone to help us find volunteers when we start building up there,” Green said.

She said anyone interested in committee work for Habitat for Humanity in Clanton can call the organization’s office in Prattville at (334) 365-4132 or visit Habitatautaugachilton.org/volunteer.html.

Committees can focus on areas such as site selection, fundraising and organizing.

“We really need to get Clanton on board in working up there,” Green said.

A new Clanton representative was added to the board July 24, Green said. The new board member is a student at Jefferson State Community College and was accepted to the board upon attending a meeting on July 24.

The Clanton board now has two members, but encourages additions. Young people specifically are welcome.

“We need to train the young generations about community service,” Green, who is passionate about the service Habitat for Humanity provides, said.

Green said building a house takes almost no time at all.

“If the weather is right, we can build a house in three-and-a-half months — just working two days out of the week,” she said.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties, call (334) 365-4132 or go to Habitatautaugachilton.org/.