Saturday, February 20th was a joyous day for Sameerah “Sam” Wooten and family as the Episcopal community came together to break ground for their new Habitat for Humanity home. During the groundbreaking ceremony The Rev. Ron Abrams, St. James Episcopal Church, read a letter from Bishop Skirving, the Bishop stated “...I also pray that, through this cooperative venture, those involved will grow in their willingness to serve one another”. Following the ceremony, volunteers from the sponsor churches worked together to dig footings for the Wooten’s new home. After a brief break while block masons complete the foundation, volunteers will come back on Saturday, March 5th to install the floor system; the following Saturday, March 12th will be the wall raising which is always an exciting event as the home takes shape! Several volunteer opportunities are still available, go to http://www.capefearhabitat.org/episcopal-build/ to sign up. Also at that address you will find the Bishop’s letter, as well as photos of the groundbreaking; updates will be posted there throughout the build, so check it often to follow the progress! A reminder that donations to cover construction costs are always welcomed, just write a check to Holy Cross and mark it for the Habitat Episcopal Build.