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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Habitat For Humanity start ition on first home Tuesday Aug HettfcWfettung df1 If you drive past 951U pan Drive you will see the construction of the first Habitat for Humanity house in Comal County beginning to take shape Weather permitting the foundation will be poured on August 20 and fram ing work will start on the following Saturday August 27 at 8 Construction crews from several local churches and other donors will be on hand that day supervised by pro fessional framers Other members of the community are invited to come and work on the project any Saturday beginning at After Labor Day there will usually be a crew work ing during the week Monday through but it would be best to call the Building Chairman Jr 6257005 the day before to be certain what work will be done Anyone who has not had the Safety Indoctrination Course offered by the affiliate should be at the site at on each Saturday in order to insure that sound safety procedures are practiced by the volunteers No one will be per mitted to work on the site until they have received this briefing Volun teers are asked to bring hammers hand or power saws sturdy gloves safe shoes safety glasses hats and sun screen lotion to protect them from the Summer sun The first day of construction on a Habitat house is usually a bit chaotic Many persons show up to help and are not quite sure what to do and where to fit it Everyone should report to the Registration Tent first Walkons will be assigned to a crew or task as scheduled by the Building Superin tendent If the tasks are all filled you are welcome to remain on the site to observe the building procedures so you will know what do later cheer on the other volunteers talk to one of the Board members about the work of Habitat or be an unofficial sidewalk Regardless of what your pur pose is for coming on Saturday the affiliate wants you to feel welcome and not be too disappointed if you cant swing a hammer or saw a board the first There are that need performed and there will be many many more days of work sched uled before the house is completed A noon meal is planned for the workers and other cooling refreshments will be available on Saturday Since no one can be sure how many will show up as It might be good insurance these first few work days to bring a sandwich or two and a small cooler of nonalcoholic drinks for your own use and to share This first Habitat house in Comal County is a real venture in faith Due to unpredictable high costs of land and concrete work the project will come in considerably over the originally planned figure of The affili ate still needs over S to complete this home and additional funds hope fully to begin the second unit later this year The challenge goal is build five house as year by 1999 An information board at the site indi cates how many people have been involved in bringing the program to this point Now that the project is off the ground it is hoped that many indi viduals businesses and organizations that have been reserving their partici pation untij this moment will come forward with some generous donations Flying cats need special care The birds of the world might be shocked to learn how many cats become airborne every year in this country More and more cats are being taken or sent on airplanes these days If you are planning on taking your cat with you on your next plane trip here are some helpful hints First of all check with the airline before making reservatioijs to find out their regula tions regarding cats They may differ slightly from company to company You might be able to put your cat in a carrier under your seat but even if he is to travel in the pressurized luggage compartment you will need to reserve a place for him Try a nonstop flight or at least a direct flight because there is less chance of a mixup if you doni have to change planes It is also rec ommended that you insure your cat especially if you are not accompanying him it increases the chances that he will be well looked after As a final note check with your veterinarian well in advance of the planned trip to determine health cer tificate requirements made by the state of country of destination Pet Talk is provided by the Comal County Veterinary Medical Associa Wayne Effenberger construction superintendent and Terry Burton CCHFH president talk as the foundation for the first local Habitat For Humanity horns Is poured ing simple decent shelter that is sold to them at no profit through nointerest loans Funds building materials and labor are donated by individuals churches corporations and other organizations dedicated to housing issues Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller Habitat is headquartered in Americus Georgia work on the next one This is a part of the overall mission of Habitat for Humanity International to build houses worldwide in 1995 This nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing Habitat works in partnership with peo ple in need throughout the world build Weather data Precipitation Last Rain Aug 9 two YMT Total Normal Year Total Yesterdays temp High 99 Low 76 Record High NA Record Low NA Solar and Lunar data Sun rises at and sets at today ton to National taken M to San Antonio Airport Todays weather low W no rain Buffet Adams Cranes a MM HlghHlow72 07 Inch rain BeMon Peters Tonight fair Low In the middle Southeast wind 510 mph Wednesday mostly sunny High near 100 data Canyon ft eft Edwards Aquifer dn 02 Comal River eft s per second Pollen count Type Count CondWon Molds Cedar Oght flftfert County courtesy of Frank BANKING ON AMERICA Security has face anew Yours Introducing the new photo card Theres nothing like the added security of having the one person you trust most protecting your credit card Thanks to you the new BankAmericard photo card is much harder to use if its lost or stolen Because your smiling face is right on the front along 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