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100 Years, 100 Habitat Houses

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Wayne Chaffin has volunteered on 100 Habitat for Humanity houses built by Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Carpenters for Christ group during the last 20 years. On Jan. 27, he and Kathy Adams worked together as the 100th house neared completion in time for the Dallas church’s centennial celebration. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS
Wayne Chaffin has volunteered on 100 Habitat for Humanity houses built by Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Carpenters for Christ group during the last 20 years. On Jan. 27, he and Kathy Adams worked together as the 100th house neared completion in time for the Dallas church’s centennial celebration.
Feb. 18, 2016 | DALLAS (UMNS)
Jane Parker doesn’t swing a hammer much, but she is the volunteer coordinator and unofficial quartermaster for Highland Park United Methodist Church when it builds a Habitat for Humanityhouse.
Friday nights often find her at Sam’s Club, loading a van with bottled water and snacks to hand out during Saturday morning construction.
“I’m hostess and Nurse Jane, too,” Parker said. “I get Band-Aids for mashed fingers.”
There have been a lot of those – and a lot of everything – over the last 20 years. This month the Dallas church will meet its goal of constructing 100 Habitat houses, having built the first in 1996.
The timing is sweet, since Highland Park United Methodist also is celebrating its 100th birthday. The church has its own Habitat construction team, Carpenters for Christ, and everyone wanted the big round number to stand for homes built as well as years passed.