Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is offering two new classes to the community, “Home Maintenance and Repair” class and our “Construction 101” class.  These courses are a mix of in-class learning and hands on instruction making for an entertaining and educational experience.  These classes are perfect for anyone regardless of experience.  The classes are taught by Don Adams, Habitat for Humanity’s Construction Manager and Ben Steele the Assistant Construction Manager. Both instructors are licensed home builders and have over 50 years in construction and remodeling homes in our community.

The Home Maintenance and Repair class is a great opportunity to learn how to save money repairing and maintaining your home and avoid costly repair bills.  Don Adams will walk you through best practices in maintaining your largest investment, your home, and share insight he has learned over 40 years in the construction business.  We will cover important topics including; plumbing, air conditioning, small repairs, how to manage utility bills, and what tools you need to have around the house.

The Construction 101 goes over safety, the processes and materials used to construct a new home and hands on training in using basic construction tools. This is a great class if you want to learn the basics of home construction and remodeling or interested in doing DIY projects around your home.  This class is offered every other month.

What a couple of class attendees had to say about our classes!

“The class is a great foundation for beginners, especially if you want to help build houses with Habitat. The community at Habitat for Humanity is really special and I’m glad I get to be a part of it.”    Delphine Le Brun

 “I met some nice people and my classmates were very interested in learning all the phases of home construction and how to maintain a home. After going over the classroom part, we got to go to the shop and use real tools and practice the skills we talked about in class.  Being in construction myself some of the topics were things I knew, but I did learn new terms and about HVAC selection and what was new on the market. It’s always good to refresh and keep up with new technology. This class is good for anyone who plans on owning a home. “-Carla Weaver

Our next class is the Home Maintenance & Repair Class on March 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Habitat for Humanity of Madison County.  These classes are free to the public as part of our partnership with our community.  Please email Emylic Brown at [email protected] to sign up or if you have questions.

We do encourage donations so we can continue to serve families in need of safe and stable housing in our community.  Please join our ministry with a donation to Habitat so we can help continue to provide opportunities for families in need in Madison County.  Click here to donate.

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is an ecumenical, grassroots Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from our community, and make a decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Since 1987, nearly 280 families in Huntsville and Madison County have been served through the new construction, rehab and repair program.