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On the move
Habitat completes, moves 13th home
leading the way
Above, the home makes its way along Highway 21 - photo by Photo by Rick Lott

The Mildred Barnes family has a new home today, thanks to the Effingham County Habitat for Humanity.

Jimmy Rutland, Effingham Habitat executive director, said that this home was built with an all-woman volunteer crew and Barnes herself put in at least 250 hours in the project.

Rutland said that while all the homes they build now come equipped with wheelchair accessible features, they also added handrails and two handicapped accessible showers for this house because Barnes cares for two adult invalid sons.

Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies also volunteered their time to help with traffic safety along the moving route up Highway 21 to Ebenezer and down the Rincon-Stillwell Road.

Another house, for the Stahl family, is also ready to be moved. Depending on the weather, it should be moved this week as well. That will mark the 14th home to be built by the Effingham Habitat for Humanity.

Rutland said their 15th house would begin construction March 20.