Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro held a wall raising ceremony at their home worksite on Picard Street in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Ahmed Ahmed and Amani Mohamed and their four children, Mohamed, Saba, Moza and Samah should be able to move into the home when it is complete in the fall. The family was on hand at the worksite to help raise the first wall of the house.
David Kolosieke, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, said that the group has been building homes using a skeleton construction crew of staff and regular volunteers since May, when North Carolina entered Phase Two of restrictions because of the coronavirus. Regular volunteers are people that work on sites at least eight hours a month. Kolosieke expects to be able to have more short-term volunteers on worksites when the state begins Phase Three, which could start as soon as the end of next week.