Volunteers help with house repair project

Pontotoc (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 5/11/2013 9:38 pm
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - With the help of volunteers from one local community, a house in Pontotoc is undergoing massive repair work on its roof.

As part of Habitat's National Women Build Program members of the Habitat for Humanity staff with the Pontotoc Chapter and volunteers teamed up to work on the roof of a house. It's all part of National Women Build Week.

Due to the inclement weather the volunteers were able to complete about three quarters of the project and will come back at a later date to finish the repair work to the roof. The structure suffered damage from a storm a few months ago.

"We will do the shingles at a later date," Women Build coordinator Barbara Carter said. "This is all that we had planned to do today. The women have worked really hard. We had a few sprinkles this morning and now the sun is coming out and it's kind of steamy out here."

"We scraped the old shingles off and put down the new paper. It's actually the hardest job I've ever done except raise children," said Christy Mahan, volunteer.

With the help of Lowe's, the Habitat for Women Build Program received $1.75 million to be spread equally amongst 300 Habitat chapters across the country.
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