Habitat for Humanity hosts sale

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Pike County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Troy University Campus Chapter have completed 20 bluebird houses that will be for sale at Habitat’s Construction Sale from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Habitat’s new location, 201 Montgomery Street in Troy.

“We are still building bluebird houses so we’ll have more by Saturday,” said Fred Johnson, Pike County Habitat director. “Now is the time to start putting out bluebird houses and we’ve got some well-built houses for only $10 each.”

Johnson said that the bluebird house project served two purposes.

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“First, it was an opportunity for us to teach college students and volunteers how to use different tools – the saw, square, measuring tape, hammer and drill,” Johnson said.

“This will give them experience with these tools and they can use that experience to help with the construction of Habitat homes. And, of course, the money that we raise from the sale of the birdhouses will help finance the construction of new Habitat homes.”

Bluebird houses are just a few of the items that will be for sale at the Habitat for Humanity Construction Sale on Saturday.

“We have a big variety of construction items and furniture and odds and ends,” Johnson said.

“We have all different kinds of wood, vinyl siding, floor laminate, doors, a pet door, an air conditioner, electrical wiring, pipes, just anything that you might find at a construction site.

“In the furniture line, we’ve got a bedroom suite and several different kinds of tables. And we’ve got a lot of odds and ends. We’ve even got a paintball helmet.”

The local Habitat chapter accepts construction and miscellaneous items on a daily basis at its location at 201 Montgomery Street.

“If no one is there, just leave donated items by the fence,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t matter how much you’ve got or how little. It’s spring cleaning time and that ‘junk’ you might think nobody else would want might be just what somebody needs. Instead of throwing away one or two roofing shingles or something like that, bring them to us. That might be the one or two shingles somebody needs to patch a roof.”

For more information about the Habitat for Humanity Construction Sale or anything related to Habitat, call 372-7578.