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Saturday’s Weather Was Perfect for a Habitat Project

This past Saturday, February 23rd the weather was perfect for work! Habitat for Humanity of Smith County worked on the Woods home with much appreciated volunteers from Wilhite Landscaping (including David Covey, his wife and crew), young men from Latter Day Saints, and of course, Melinda Woods and her family.

Take a look at at the wonderful photos below, they capture the beautiful weather and the incredible spirit of the volunteers!

UT Tyler Nursing Students- Brush with Kindness

Nursing students from the University of Texas at Tyler volunteered through Habitat for Humanity of Smith County’s Brush with Kindness program. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!

We appreciate volunteers so much! If you or your organization would like to volunteer, please click here for more information.

Wall Raising Day

Last Saturday, Habitat got to raise the walls for soon-to-be homeowner Melinda Woods!

Check out these fun pictures from the day!

Wall Raising Day

Raising walls on a Habitat home is one of the most inspiring moments I’ve ever witnessed. The volunteers arrive at 7 a.m. or before and despite being awake at such an early hour on a Saturday, they are always cheery and eager to start construction. Once everyone arrives, we gather around on the foundation of the house and start the morning in prayer. It is always an honor to listen to the Pastor pray over the homeowners, volunteers, and Habitat before construction starts. When the blessings are finished, everyone goes off in their assigned places to get started. Volunteers gather the first two walls and place them in such a way to make a corner. One of my favorite moments is watching the homeowner bravely climb a ladder and hammer in the first nail on their brand new home. The joy radiating off their face is a moment that cannot be put into words. No matter if it’s sunny or misting rain; hot or so cold you can’t feel your fingers, wall raising day remains one of the most magical moment of being a part of Habitat.

{Walls frames are built off site before hand.}

{It is awesome to see this pile of lumber turn into a home.}

{Congratulations to the Ponciano Family!}

{The Habitat truck. Stocked with everything from granola bars to hammers.}


{Happiest Habitat Helper}

{The Blessing}

{Father & Son}

{First Walls}

{First Nail for Him}

{First nail for Her}












Coming Up

  • Newsletter
  • Heroes and Hope Concert
  • Wall Raising
  • Volunteers Needed

If you’d like more information on any of these categories, please call 903.595.6630