Build Hope with Habitat for Humanity

| June 30, 2010
In support of all things “volunteer”, I’ve decided to feature a different way to get involved in your community every week. First up is one that is near and dear to D and I: Habitat for Humanity.
 We are lucky enough to have a student-driven chapter here at college, and we have been involved with the organization for a few years now.

 

 Here’s a picture of some of the students with our Habitat Family partner. Laura and her two daughters were absolutely amazing to work with, and they became really good friends to all of the volunteers involved.

 

 Here is a picture of the officers of last year’s student group at our kick-off luau. Yep, there’s me! I decided to put my “skills” to good use and ran for the position of Executive Secretary. It was extremely rewarding.
Above all else, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) builds hope. At first, this catch-phrase didn’t mean much to me. But having worked with and built houses for multiple families now, I can honestly say the work HFHI does truly changes lives. Families are not *given* a house, like so many people think. They work one-on-one with the organization, the volunteers, and the program to successfully change their lives and have a place called home.

 

 

There are so many facets to the organization, aside from *JUST* building houses. If picking up a nail and hammer (a what a what???) isn’t your thing, no worries! You can get involved by volunteering your time in any local office, by helping to organize fundraisers, by spreading the word, or by getting involved in their legislative work. All of this information can easily be found on their website, under “Get Involved”.

 

 Look, I even volunteered my time to help paint a window display during our school’s Homecoming Week, to help spread the word about HFHI.

 

BUT, if you are able, I strongly encourage you to get involved in the build process as well. Don’t worry, no experience is necessary, and they always have trained individuals on site to help you. So many people out there have numerous talents that can be utilized in HFHI. My personal favorite thing to do is paint. If I’m not doing that, I like to snap photos and manage our local group’s media page.

 

D and me even got pretty good at raking. :-)

I guess I’ll just end by saying that I love this organization. Even if this simple post encourages you to check them out it’ll be worth it. Let’s all do our part to end the devastating cycle of economic hardships. If us crazy college kids can do it, so can you!

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