Building A Home

You don't have to be a construction engineer to help build a Habitat home. A construction manager provides guidance and involvement in every step of the project. You do have to take pride in what you do, be willing to work as best you can, and know you're helping someone who most likely would not have the opportunity to be a homeowner.

We consider homebuilding volunteers to be part of our "Hammer Club" and do our best to be sure it is a good experience. Construction typically takes place on Saturdays. Local food outlets, organizations, and individuals are solicited to provide lunch. A volunteer coordinator will contact you by phone or email to tell you where to be and when. Because of potential liabilities, volunteers must be 18 or older.

If you want to help, email to provide your name and ways to contact you, plus any special interests or skills you can bring to the effort.

Supporting the Projects

It takes lots of involvement from the Sikeston community to get from start to finish, including help from committees on specific areas of the process. Included are:

Family Selection helps identify possible partners and works to guide them through the application process (further described in the 'Apply' section of this website).

Family Support works hand-in-hand with families to prepare them for homeownership. Mentoring and advising the family before, during, and after the home is constructed is vital to making the relationship a success.

Public Relations and Development makes sure the community is aware of our activities and works to turn that awareness into contributions of money and materials. Presentations to local civic clubs and church groups, special fundraising efforts, and an annual solicitation are part of this effort.

Construction has focus on what will be built where, what materials will be used, and what will best meet the needs of the homeowner family within the funds available. Care is taken to assure house size and design is relatively consistent among all Habitat projects. Volunteer coordination is part of this committee and helps get the right people to the right place at the right time. It strives to make the volunteer experience meaningful and enjoyable. The activities of all these committees are coordinated by the organization's board of directors.

If you can and want to help in these areas, drop an email note to

Hammer Club Volunteers
2012 Volunteers for 425 Matthews

Lynn Akins
Jane Anne Baker
Cobra Crawford
David Estes
Vern Griffin
Alex Griffin
Jackie Herndon
Dan Jones
Guadelupe Maldonad
Mark Mickell
Louis Montjoy
Bridgett Patterson
Joshua Powers
Betty Robinson
Davita Robinson
Jamonica Robinson
Larry Robinson
Lawrence Robinson
Betty Sharp
Charles Sitton
David Sloan
John Southern
Paul Stafford
Jessie Wheeler
Jenny Wheetley
Lester Wright
Lydia Yaber

Sikeston Area Habitat For Humanity
PO Box 722
Sikeston, MO 63801