Youth help with Square Foot project

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Moreland Methodist Youth Team members on the worksite in Griffin are, from left, Robin Bohannon, Savannah Ohliger, Dallas Prince – youth leader, Austin Ohliger, Ashley Ohliger and Marvin Bohannon. 


The Youth Team from Moreland United Methodist Church traveled to Griffin for an outreach project.

The Moreland group joined with “about 250 other teens – from 12 churches in a three-county area,” Emily Wilbert said. The project was sponsored by Square Foot Ministries and involved building two houses and renovating a third house.

IMPACT 2014 was the project, and the young people spent three days on site.

“Starting with a bare concrete slab, the teens worked six hours daily on the framing and sheathing,” Wilbert said. “Only the sudden downpour about an hour before the scheduled ending kept the two houses from being completely dried in, except for the windows.”

She said the project was “a very well-organized job, and one which the community hopes will be repeated several more times.”

Square Foot Ministries is a non-profit from Fayetteville. The group has as its purpose to build homes in communities where needed, and to make repairs and improvements to existing homes. Square Foot also built a community center and playground in Griffin last year.



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