Since Hurricane Katrina, donations in the area have dwindled, said Al Means, Habitat's new part-time director.
Acquiring increasingly more costly property in the region has also become a significant problem, he
To better deal with that, Habitat
would like to set up a system where land sellers and buyers could set aside lots for Habitat
for Humanity houses, Boykin said.It will also be taking on a different approach to how houses are built and volunteers are put to work, Means
In short, the organization needs funding and volunteers, Means
'It's time for us to step up to the plate,' Boykin said. 'There are many opportunities to get involved.'
The non-profit organization has built two homes each year since 1995, Means
'We want to build more than two.An attainable goal would be five,' Means
'If somebody calls us, we don't just tell them 'There's nothing we can do for you,'' Means
The more functional goals are made with more idealistic ones in mind.
is an Air Force veteran and has spent time since retirement as a salesman for a contracting company and as an employee of the Convention & Visitors Bureau