Heather Works on Trusses at the WFU Habitat House
As part of the Wake Forest University/Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Habitat Build, ZSR Library sent a crew of 10 to work on the site on Wed. September 9. Volunteers from all 4 library teams were represented and worked together so well that the Habitat crew chief voiced how impressed he was with the quality and quantity of work that was accomplished in our 4 hour shift.
At 7:45 am this morning we gathered to get instructions and direction for the day. Reporting for duty were: Prentice Armstrong, Heather Gillette, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Jean-Paul Bessou, Kevin Gilbertson, Craig Fansler, Barry Davis, Susan Smith, and ZSR volunteer Ron Smith. Our assignments included dismantling/moving/assembling scaffolding, bracing trusses from the interior, adding more trusses on the front of the house, installing sheathing on the upper end of the house, stapling up vapor barriers, installing two wing rafters, and then securing them to roof sheathing.
I think I speak for the group when I say that it was a very rewarding experience and that, as a volunteer opportunity, it rated with the best. Our crew supervisor Tony, and his assistant, Courtney, were excellent instructors and patiently taught us what we needed to know to do a very competent job.
Take a look at the pictures from this morning to see all that was accomplished!