Habitat for Humanity volunteers from beginning construction on a new home in Falls Church for the Khalil/Salih family on Friday afternoon.The sun was blazing hot, but that didn't stop
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Executive Director Rev. Jon Smoot was on-site Friday afternoon with more than 20 volunteers to begin insulating the foundation walls. They will also begin installing wood plates and installing jousts for the floor this weekend.
When all is said and done, the Khalil/Salih family will save approximately $500 monthly on housing. Not only that — they will own their very own home, Smoot said.
"The donations and volunteers help keep this home affordable," Smoot said.
Volunteers from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and Marriott were also on-site Friday, pitching in with construction. VHDA donated $25,000 in support of the construction of the home and services mortgages for free.
"We are getting a lot done with a few people," VHDA government relations liaison Richard Taylor said. "We enjoy [volunteering] and seeing volunteers donate their time to this project."
Building a Dream: Habitat for Humanity Begins Building Falls Church Home Friday