Raising The Roof For Their Community

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

The Wood County Habitat for Humanity put on its second annual Raise the Roof event Saturday morning.

Volunteers came out to help raise the walls and roof on a new home at 1300 Dillaway Street in Parkersburg.

They were inspired to put on this event from the Habitat Crazies who travel around the country raising roofs.

The house is dedicated for Michael Oyler and Kayla Corbin.

West Virginia Central contributed nearly $12,000 toward the new home.

"It's very rare that you get to work with the people that's getting the house. Most builders never get that, I guess you say a luxury. So the people that are volunteering are working shoulder to shoulder with the people that are getting the house and that creates a tremendous atmosphere," says Wood County Habitat for Humanities Project Manager, Chad Ray.

West Virginia Credit Union and Results Radio helped sponsor the event.

Volunteers say they hope to continue this event in the future.


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