Monday, March 06, 2006

6 Mar 06 Henley House Pre-Build Progress Report

The exterior and interior walls for Diane Henley's house are framed and standing in the Walling Warehouse, thanks to the work to date of 90 construction volunteers! During this Bristol phase of the construction process, Diane was called on a cell phone from the warehouse so she could hear the sounds of hammers, saws and workers pre- fabricating the walls to her new house! She was overjoyed.

Media coverage for this event has been very timely and helpful.
On Saturday, 4 March 06, The Bristol Herald Courier ran a nice article about the Henley House Build complete with several pictures.

On Monday 6 Mar 06 WCYB TV 5 will run a Faith Focus spot Jim Crawford put together. The spot is supposed to air around 5:45 pm and be repeated on the Johnny Wood's morning show the following day: Tuesday Morning 7 Mar 06 between 6 and 7 AM.

Tonight (06 Mar 06) the crew who will travel to Mississippi to complete the house will label, photograph, and code the various interior and exterior wall sections to the house plan. Then the wall sections will be disassembled and stacked in sequence to be shipped to Mississippi on a Baker Construction Company flatbed truck and off loaded at the worksite in Wiggins.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Two down, One to go!

From Patty Caldwell:

"The Henley house is in production! Members and friends worked Wednesday and Thursday night and will be back at the Walling Warehouse to work again tonight (March 3) at 5:30 pm. They will NOT be working on Saturday.

Strong backs will be needed twice in the upcoming month to help load the trucks to take the house, supplies, and furnishings to Mississippi. If you are available and can help - probably a day or two in the middle of March and also at the end of March - please email someone at the church and let us know how best to contact you when the dates are set."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Whoa Nelly!!

Night one of the Bristol Build:

WOW!! What a turn out!! From experienced builders to Avoca 5th graders, from choir members to confirmands; the first night saw Central Presbyterian's members came out in droves. I never heard an official number, but by no means were we strapped for help. A proper equipment purchase might have been earplugs. At times, there were so many hammers driving nails (and thumbs) that it was difficult to have a conversation. All of the exterior walls are framed, and almost half of them have sheathing on them. We plan to continue in the completion the exterior walls tomorrow, and even fasten them to the floor. I was very impressed with the turn-out; so much so that I had to step back and just take it all in several times. How so many people can come together for a family that they do not even know is amazing. After being a member for over five years, I am still meeting members of the church...and I meet more of them through mission projects such as this.

So...don't wait until Friday to come out and help. Come out tomorrow night and drive a nail, spread some glue, carry some lumber, spread some paint, or just congregate and meet those fellow congregation members that attend the opposite service than you. This is an opportunity that you can't pass up!!