HAGERSTOWN -- The recipients of a Habitat for Humanity house came one step closer to moving into their new Hagerstown home Wednesday after a group of Lutheran pastors finished painting the inside walls.
Gerry Johnson, dean of the Washington County Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, said 10 pastors started painting the house at 1014 Lanvale St. at about 8 a.m. and finished about 2 1/2 hours later.
Johnson said the family will move in around November after the electrical work is completed and the carpet is laid.
"It's been a really good outreach," Johnson said of the project, which began in June. "Volunteers just go nuts. They raised the walls in one day. They put in the roof in one day. People did a good job of putting it together."
Johnson said the local conference pulls volunteers from 15 Lutheran churches in the county to perform charitable work.