Raising a wall

Work begins on the Majors family’s new home recently with the first wall being framed and raised by 13 Nissan volunteers and Habitat for Humanity representatives.

Nissan North America Decherd employees arrived on the construction site of the new Habitat For Humanity build at 7:30 a.m. recently to volunteer a full day’s work on the Majors family’s new home, which is located on Lot No. 4 on Rotary Drive in Winchester.

The 13 volunteers wasted no time in joining Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity President Terri Quick and Build Capt. Mike Hill in getting to work on the new home, which is on schedule to be completed over the course of 10 weekly build sessions.

Randy Nunley, Raw Materials for Nissan Powertrain Decherd director, joined with other Nissan volunteers to work throughout the day as did Nissan Planner-Technologist Mike Livingston, who said he felt compelled to volunteer his time and effort for a great cause.

Everybody deserves at least one break in life, and providing a good home for this hard-working mom and her children will give these kids every advantage before becoming adults, Livingston said.

Another Nissan volunteer made the drive from his home in northern Alabama to volunteer his time for the Majors family and said that he just wanted to give back to the community that has been good to him.

Quick stressed how appreciative she was for the Nissan volunteers.

“Many of these volunteers took vacation days to be here, and both the family and those of us with HR HFH are grateful,” Quick said.

All volunteers are welcome to join the efforts at the build site on Rotary Drive every Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m., Quick said.

Monetary or materials donations are also welcomed, but certain appliance and item donations have to be in new condition due to regulations and building codes, Quick said.

Volunteers are welcome, and details about volunteering a work day and information regarding donations are available on the HFH website at www.hrhfh.org.

Anyone interested in helping the construction efforts can also call Quick directly at 931-273-2201.