Habitat for Humanity to build Virginia home in just 5 days
SUFFOLK, Va. (WTKR) -- Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Housing Hampton Roads – with the help of hundreds of volunteers – will take a house from foundation to reality in only five days.
The fast-paced construction project, which takes place June 5-9 in the Lake Kennedy neighborhood of Suffolk, is known as the "2017 Home Builders Blitz."
The event is a national partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry. Similar "Blitz" builds will happen the same week in nearly 30 other states.
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Habitat for Humanity and Housing Hampton Roads will then hold a home dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. At that time, the families will take part in a ceremonial presenting of the keys.
The families who will live in the home also plan to assist with the build and give their "sweat equity," one the requirements to own a Habitat for Humanity house.
The "Blitz" home in Lake Kennedy is part of a larger initiative from Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Housing Hampton Roads.