Roofing helps Habitat for Humanity home project roll on

Jul 31, 2020

MATTAPOISETT — When plans fell through on July 27 for getting the roof done on the Buzzard’s Bay Area Habitat for Humanity’s Mattapoisett home project, Executive Director Christine Lacourse made a call to Gibbs Roofing in Marion. That same day, the company agreed to donate their labor. By Friday of that week, the roof was shingled in two hours.

“It’s exciting” to see the project coming to fruition, Lacourse said.

Between permitting, securing land and volunteers, she said 80% of the work on a project like this is done even before ground is broken.

Construction was started on the three-bedroom home in the end of December and will hopefully be completed by the end of September.

After pausing work in mid-March due to coronavirus restrictions, work resumed on the single-family home at the end of May. 

Lacourse said that once the second-floor windows and siding are done, crews will be able to work on the interior of the house.

That means plumbing, electrical, drywalling and painting.

From here on out, professional volunteers who are donating their time and resources will be working on the house.

The plot of land was donated by the Nicolosi family, and the house will go to a single mother with two daughters who was chosen by Habitat for Humanity when the project began. 

Any food donations are much appreciated. Site volunteers have coffee and lunch breaks, so donors can make or buy coffee, snacks, lunch items or water and coordinate with Lacourse on when to drop items off at the site.

To avoid contact, Lacourse also said that gift cards to local restaurants can be sent to P.O. box 1584, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. 

For any questions, email Lacourse at, or visit