Hundreds of hard working volunteers from The Home Depot and their vendor partners teamed up with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity friday to raise the walls on five new homes in Lovejoy’s new Hannah Springs subdivision.
Located on the portion of East Lovejoy Road near the railroad tracks, Hannah Springs will include 11 Habitat for Humanity homes along Rockspray Court, which intersects with East Lovejoy, and four just across from Rockspray on the south side of East Lovejoy. On Friday, all four of these homes along East Lovejoy had walls erected, as did one home across the street on the corner of Rockspray.
Southern Crescent Habibat for Humanity CEO Kem Kimbrough noted that foundations had already been laid prior to Friday’s event, and many of the walls had already been assembled by other volunteers back at the Jonesboro shop ahead of time. “We have set them up for success,” he said of the volunteers on site that morning. “They’re going to work hard today.”
Last year and earlier this year, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity built a 15-home neighborhood that actually backs up to this new development. Austen Meadows was Habitat’s first-ever full neighborhood in the City of Lovejoy.
Lovejoy City Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp said she was thrilled to learn Habitat would build a second neighborhood after the first one turned out so nicely and added so many quality residents to the city.
Carp was on hand Friday, and she said she enjoyed getting involved and meeting volunteers.
“It was very exciting,” Carp said Monday night at the city’s monthly council meeting. “They were from all over the country and all over the world.”
Carp said she met folks from Chattanooga, Tennessee and even from the Netherlands in Europe.
Also representing the City of Lovejoy at the Habitat build were City Councilwoman Rebekah Holland-Wright, Assistant City Clerk Kaycia Rhone, Administrative Assistant Taylor Johnson and Administrative Assistant Shereena Harvey.
To learn more about Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and their work in Lovejoy, visit www.schabitat.org or call 770-477-2367.