Blitz Build Announced for July-August: Volunteers, Services Welcome

Construction to Begin on 36th and 37th Houses 

A “Blitz Build” is planned at Adams County Habitat for Humanity’s newest building site, located at 72 Fifth Street, Gettysburg, on July 31-August 2 and August 7-9.

Volunteers are welcome during this period of intense building, designed to jump-start construction of a new duplex-style home for two deserving area families. Core volunteers are supplied by the congregations of 14 covenant churches in Adams County, however additional volunteers are always welcome. To volunteer, complete a volunteer form found on the organization’s website, and/or contact Bob Remaley at

Volunteer hours during the Blitz Build generally run from 8 am through mid-afternoon, depending on the weather. Snacks and lunches are provided by covenant churches throughout Adams County.

Adams County Habitat for Humanity Board Members Recently Broke Ground at 72 Fifth Street, Gettysburg

Adams County Habitat for Humanity Board Members Recently Broke Ground at 72 Fifth Street, Gettysburg

Since its inception in 1988, the nonprofit Adams County Habitat has provided 35 homes to low-income families. The Blitz Build commences work on the non-profit organization’s 36th and 37th homes, directly next door to the organization’s newest completed duplex, dedicated to two families on June 1.

Adams County Habitat for Humanity offers interest-free mortgages to families who qualify. Potential partner families are invited to submit applications—available online by clicking here.

The majority of each Habitat home’s construction is completed by volunteers, side-by-side with partner Habitat families, as well as skilled laborers—many of whom donate or discount their services. To offer professional services or donate supplies, please contact Adams County Habitat at 717-334-5557 or

To follow the Blitz Build’s construction progress from the ground up, check the Adams County Habitat for Humanity Facebook page for updates.

Adams County Habitat for Humanity, a 501 (c) (3), follows the vision of Habitat for Humanity International: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. And the mission of Habitat for Humanity International is as follows: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.