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Overcash Demmitt Arcitects
2010 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
Phone 704 332 1615

Habitat for Humanity – Spring Edition

It was a scorcher out on Friday but most of the office got together and headed out to the Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte work site with our work boots in tow, ready to do a good day’s work.

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that we all feel does great work for our community and has a huge impact on the lives of the people in the program. We learned that Habitat does not give houses away but that they build low-cost houses in order to allow their residents to achieve home ownership affordably. The home owners use 300 hours of sweat equity as their down payment and most homeowners pay for their home within 15 to 20 years.

We jumped in at 7 am and got going, installing the HUGS (Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System) that kept us all from falling off the roof and then set about sheathing and felt-papering the roof. We managed to get the entire roof sheathed and half of the felt-paper applied. We were grateful for the opportunity to help and happy for the change of scenery for the day.

To learn more about how you can contribute to this great community organization: http://www.habitatcharlotte.org

Before work began...

Before work began…

before work began

before work began

explaining what Habitat is

explaining what Habitat is

Getting things set up

Getting things set up

getting the tool belt on and heading to the roof

getting the tool belt on and heading to the roof

Suiting up to head to the roof

Suiting up to head to the roof

Installing the HUGS

Installing the HUGS

Foreman Eric keeping everybody in line

Foreman Eric keeping everybody in line

Marques showing off his strength

Marques showing off his strength

Brave ladies working on the roof

Brave ladies working on the roof

The one moment that Jes wasn't working.

The one moment that Jes wasn’t working.

Dan

Dan

Jan

Jan

Lisa

Lisa

Handing the sheathing up

Handing the sheathing up

dirty pants

sawdust

water break

water break

Veronica

Veronica

Tim's contribution: moral support

Tim’s contribution: moral support

making some decisions

making some decisions

to a job well done.

to a job well done.