During the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Women Build Week, ladies from Seabrook Island worked hand-in-hand with Mr.Gathers, the homeowner of the house they were working on. Blessed with cool weather, they spent time hammering stabilizing nails into the walls of his new home.
A different group of super-strong Seabrook ladies arrived in the afternoon and were joined by Mr. Gathers as they lifted end trusses onto the walls that framed the house to help form his roof. Now it is really beginning to look like a home!
Mr. Gathers said he felt better having a hand in lifting the roof that he will soon live under. He’s just that kind of guy. And we think he’s awesome for that.
Habitat for Humanity “gives a hand up, not a handout.” Homeowners must, among other requirements, put in service hours helping to build their home, either on-site or in other venues. Click here to see more about Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
-Submitted by Sue Dostal
(Photo credit: Kate Sherwood)