Habitat to hold 'Builder's Blitz' in June
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Preparing for this year’s “Builder’s Blitz” with Putnam County Habitat for Humanity (PCHFH) are, in back from left, Katie Gibbs, Habitat "pal"; Aarron Bernhardt, Home Builder's Blitz project manager; Lisa Graham, home owner; Bill Soto, family member; Mike Griggs, PCHFH board member; Harry Smith, PCHFH board member; Lou Alice Funk, PCHFH board member; and in front, Kalysta, Camryn and Guenivere, the homeowner's children.
COOKEVILLE - Putnam County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its 61st home on Thursday, May 17. The home will be built during one week, during a “Builder's Blitz” June 4-9, by homebuilders throughout the county. The Home Builder's Blitz project manager is Aaron Bernhardt of Bernhardt LLC. Dedication of the home is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9.
Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz began in 2002 with Tom Gipson, a professional homebuilder in Raleigh, N.C. Gipson supported Habitat's efforts to create affordable housing and eliminate poverty housing in his community. Habitat for Humanity International decided to promote it as a nationwide event in 2006.
Putnam County held its first accelerated build in 2008.