The Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the groundbreaking ceremony for house number 48. It’s the future home of the Veal Family and will be located on Adams Circle. Today, volunteers prepared the footing and built the floor system. The house is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and has grant support from BBVA Compass. Soon-to-be Habitat homeowner Alica Veal says she has put in 256 sweat equity hours of the required 300, and has enjoyed the process. The agency also welcomes new Executive Director Tami Brooks with her first Habitat home groundbreaking in her new position. Brooks says she is super excited to be a part of the organization and believes it is a great fit. Brooks says on November 6th, the Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers will spend a day raising the walls and framing the house. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is now taking applications through mid-October for future candidates of a Habitat home.