The last couple of weeks have been exciting ones for Michael Curtis and his 3-year-old son, Camden. On July 31, there was a groundbreaking for his new home off Oak Hill Road.

Even more exciting, though, was when volunteers and Curtis put up the first wall of his home last week. The volunteers included Care-A-Vanners from South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas, father and son team Ryan and Sam Foote, Rick Gatewood from the construction committee for Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, volunteer Mike Shaw, and Richard Ames, the construction foreman.

The is Habitat’s fifth home constructed in Waldo County and the third that Care-A-Vanners have assisted with. Care-A-Vanners are a national group of RVers who travel around the country helping to construct Habitat homes.

Habitat’s mission to construct simple, safe and efficient housing that its partner family can afford with a mortgage payment that is 30 percent of the family’s income.

If you are interested in volunteering with Habitat, call 338-2344, leave a message about how you would like to help, and someone from Habitat will get back to you.