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By Nita Brown
For the Lancaster News
A team of 12 volunteers from Akzo-Nobel beat the heat and wrapped up their work in short order on Saturday, June 30. Dennis Melton and Chris Smith of YouthBuild were there to provide work direction and training. The goal was to install the rest of the windows, and the two exterior doors, so the house could be locked. Work was limited because of the high temperatures forecast for the day.
The group got to work at 8 a.m. and left by 10:30 a.m. – well before the 104-degree temperature logged that afternoon – but still hot at 91 degrees.
Habitat is grateful for the support Akzo Nobel has given. In addition to organizing two hard-working teams of volunteers from their employees, they have offered a paint donation and are donating $19,000 toward completion of Habitat homes.
“We have been blessed with great support from our business community, and Akzo-Nobel’s support has been outstanding,” said Pam Giardiello, president of the Habitat Board. “We hope more businesses come forward to join the effort.”
Contact the Habitat office at (803) 283-1203 to volunteer or organize a volunteer team. Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 1441, Lancaster, SC 29721.