PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - "If you build it, they will come" certainly applies to this story.
A house under current construction in Pontotoc is taking longer than expected to build.
The Pontotoc Habitat for Humanity chapter is in dire need of volunteers to help finish a project that people have helped with but there still is some work that remains to be done.
"We can get a tremendous amount of work done when these groups do come but then to continue the work we need some local volunteers," said Barbara Carter, executive director of Pontotoc Habitat for Humanity.
When many hands pitch in and all goes as planned a family waiting on a new house to be built under the Habitat for Humanity program normally waits just a few months.
"It usually does not take us about three to four months to build a house," adds Carter. "When you run into weather issues and slowdowns in getting material and having money to buy the materials it can take a little while longer."
Construction started on this 1,100 square foot house on the first weekend in March.
If all goes as planned the family of four will be able to move in sometime by the middle of October.
"There's still a few activities that need to be done," adds Carter. "We need some volunteers to help. We need local volunteers."
For those that volunteer their time and labor on a regular basis they say there's no greater feeling than helping a family be able to improve upon their living conditions.
"You do tiring work somedays," adds Wayne Carter, volunteer. "You feel good at the end of the day, for the work you have been able to do."
If additional people are willing to volunteer, organizers say the move in date won't have to be extended.
If interested in volunteering the Habitat for Humanity Pontotoc chapter meets on Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's each week.
You must be 16 years and older to volunteer.
In order to work on the roof of a house you must be 18 and older.