DAVIDSON – More than 500 people visited two small wooden huts on the front lawn of Davidson United Methodist Church Sunday, Aug. 28, and 1,300 people responded with financial donations to help the church and Our Towns Habitat for Humanity address a public health crisis in Guatemala: open-fire cooking. Families in rural Guatemala commonly cook on unvented, open fires in their small homes, and a medical mission team from the church realized that breathing the smoke, soot and carbon monoxide was causing serious health problems: eye irritations, lung problems and chronic headaches. The problem has a simple solution: a $100 stove with a chimney. With the money raised this weekend, matched by Our Towns Habitat, the two organizations and Habitat Guatemala can now provide stoves to 280 families. For more information about supporting the project, contact the Rev. Jeff Hassel, at Davidson United Methodist at email@example.com or 704-892-8277.