Seeking landscaping help

For Release: April 27, 2020

Contact: Linda Warriner, fbghabitat.execdir@gmail.com, 713-705-0836

As House #18 nears completion by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg, the board is calling for local volunteers to assist with landscaping.

“We will need help in the next few weeks with landscaping,” said Chad Faucheux, President of the Board. “We are real close to finishing up this house, although we have had to delay our opening due to safety considerations. But we want to keep it moving forward.”

Because of restrictions on gathering due to the threat of Covid-19, Care-A-Vanners are no longer traveling and working on Habitat homes. The local affiliate is depending on local volunteers and some professionals to complete work. At this time they are specifically looking for individuals to assist with laying sod, planting, and mulching. Volunteers are asked to be able to work a 4-hour shift.

The group also welcomes donations of any landscaping materials, as well as financial contributions.

“Because of the situation, we have had to hire out more of the work to be done, such as painting,” Faucheux said. “That means more funds out of our budget. But our goal is to get the house done and the family moved in.”

The group is following all safety guidelines to keep workers safe, including distancing, limiting the number of workers at any one time, and sanitizing equipment. Anyone interested in learning more about working with or donating to Habitat can contact the organization at www.fbghabitat.org, 713-705-0836, or fbghabitat.execdir@gmail.com.

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