According to economic reports there is positive activity in the housing market. That is definitely the situation at Heartland Habitat for Humanity.
Houses are in the process of being built all thanks to dedicated volunteers. However, they need at least 2,000 more volunteers to step forward between now and Thanksgiving. The help and assistance of these volunteers will ensure that waiting families get into homes for the holidays.
Maybe your work group of 10-15 could organize a team. You can spend a day helping on one of the numerous builds in the area. Do you know of a small group from your church or your social group that would be able to give a day to help? The group could be five to seven people. Have you thought of organizing your family reunion to help make a home for a local family? Give it some thoughts. Minimum age to work is 16.
Volunteers do not need to be skilled in construction. You need to bring your energy, your willingness to learn, and your commitment to work. You will work alongside the future owners of the house and the Habitat staff. If you would like more information on how you can help a family realize the dream of their own home, contact Vanessa at 913-342-3047 or Vanessa@heartlandhabitat.org.
For more information on how you can give, advocate and volunteer, contact me at 913-371-3674 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find volunteer opportunities by checking out our website, www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Volunteer.
Diane Hentges is director of the Volunteer Center at the United Way of Wyandotte County.