February 5, 2017
Seton’s second Habitat for Humanity build continued with our eighth (unscheduled) and ninth build days on January 14 and 21, 2017. Since the last build day, the roof was put on and a lot of the plumbing was put in. The weather finally cooperated for both workdays for the most part (from the low 40’s° to the high 60’s°).
The Seton volunteers were not scheduled to work on the 14th; however, Habitat for Humanity called Seton and asked if they could supply volunteers for that day. The email went out and we got a good group of people. We spent the day putting up bulkheads, which are the pieces of wood extending from the top of the exterior walls to the roofline. They keep the blown in foam insulation inside the house. The bulkheads needed to be installed before the next phase of construction.
On the January 21
build day, the volunteers and crew chiefs were starting to install soffits (the underside of the roofs extending beyond the exterior walls), the trim around the windows and the permanent supports for the front porches. Seton’s next scheduled build date is January 28
In addition to the Seton volunteers who helped on both build days, the Seton Habitat Team wants to thank the following for their food and drinks on the 21
- Barbara Archer and Eileen Gergen for supplying an excellent homemade lunch of sandwiches, hot bowels of hamburger stew, and brownies for desert.
- Starbucks at Spring Creek near Central Expressway (Rt. 75) for donating the coffee.
If you are interested in donating food/lunches/drinks during the build, please contact Jessica Vieira at
. Seton parishioners paid for or provided wonderful lunches for the volunteers during the first build in 2015, and several are signed up for this year as well.
Seton receives Habitat donations from many great individuals and business firms. We would like to highlight one of those business firms – Wise and Stonebridge Orthodontics in McKinney. They have a program whereby if a current patient misplaces, breaks or accidently throws away their orthodontic appliance, the patient pays the replacement fee to the charity of their choice, instead of paying their office. So thanks to the patient and the Wise and Stonebridge Orthodontics for their donation.
Go by and look at the project at 1133 G Avenue in East Plano (down the street from the Douglass Community Center). It will surely inspire you to join us! For more information, to volunteer for the Habitat Team, or to be a build volunteer go to the Habitat for Humanity section of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton website,