Thursday, July 16, 2009

Breaking tradition

photo of volunteers holding up wall section

On Monday morning July 13, 2009 a group of about a dozen volunteers gathered in the parking lot at the Pittsburgh Mills mall and built a wall for house number 18 for Habitat for Humanity of Allegheny Valley. House number 18 will be the first house the affiliate will construct in parts at the mall and then assembled at its final site. The house is being built through the partnership with Thrivent Financial.

photo of volunteers hammering to build wall

Volunteers will be able to participate in constructing the remaining walls for House 18 on Saturdays this summer. The walls will be built in the parking lot near Dingbats at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall, in a location that is visible at the Butler Logan Road entrance to the mall.

Photo of the signs identifying the worksite for House 18

Before making the wall, there was a "Breaking Tradition" service to take the place of the usual groundbreaking service.

The Valley News Dispatch carried an article on Saturday, July 11 announcing the event. On Tuesday, July 14 the print edition of the VND carried a photo of the event.