Blitz Build speeds along

LAWTON--Despite an afternoon rain on Tuesday, progress at the Lawton Board of Realtors Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build moved forward with the project slightly ahead of schedule on Wednesday.

"Everything's going smoothly.  We're actually a little bit ahead of schedule and everything is going great," said Mike Ferguson, the project's construction manager.

Work on the house moved primarily inside, but a handful of Marines were on site today to help put up the last of the siding.  Also helping with the siding was Nancy Coleman, who on Friday will take ownership of the home.

"It's great.  It just started out as a slab and now it's starting to become a home," Coleman said.  "There's just been so many people out here helping, so it's just really, really exciting."

Coleman is putting in about 300 hours of sweat equity working on her own home during the Blitz Build and working on neighboring Habitat homes as well.

"We see her everyday," Ferguson said.  "Love to talk with her, (she's a) great lady."

"It's amazing to see so many people come out to help me," said Nancy Coleman as her voice cracked.  "It's a really good feeling.  It makes me want to cry.  It's a great feeling knowing that people want to give their time to help someone else."

Coleman's home is set to be complete by 6 p.m. on Friday when she will be presented with the keys to her new home.  That event, as in years past, will be carried live on 7NEWS at 6.