MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Standing next to the newest Habitat for Humanity home built in the Eastern Panhandle, David Hartley said Friday afternoon it was hard to believe that the organization had accomplished so much in so little time.
"It was a hole in the ground Monday, and we are here dedicating on Friday," Hartley said of the "blitz build" home. Hartley is executive officer of the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association, which partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle on the project.
Habitat for Humanity President Judy Boykin introduced Stephanie Smith, her son, Stephan Smith, and his fiance, Katriana Braden - the family selected to occupy the house at 326 Twigg Drive in Martinsburg's North End.
As she spoke, Boykin had to compete with workers who still were hammering and sawing, and dodged installers hauling flooring and carpet into the house.