I am always astounded by how quickly the seasons change. We know that Labor Day quickly leads to the fall, but we relish the warm weather and stubbornly try to make the summer pace last as long as possible. Yet here we are at September 30th, its 20 degrees colder than it was a week ago, and it feels like everything at Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County is moving at 100 MPH!
The Habitat CFC warehouse is packed with walls, window and door frames that have built throughout the summer by a record number of volunteers. We are lucky to have the space and the staff expertise to engage volunteers in this type of offsite building which not only speeds up the building process, but more importantly results in better quality homes. Check out the photo of volunteers and homeowners engaged in an old fashioned “wall-raising” – an experience none of the participants will soon forget!
Habitat CFC’s efficient processes may lead people to forget how dependent we are on charitable giving to fill the gap between the real costs of building homes and the amount that our hard working families are able to pay. Fortunately, we have enthusiastic volunteers and extremely generous donors as evidenced by September’s Golf Outing and October’s 5K Run and Women Build’s Gourmet Tasting event. These special events not only raise much needed funds, but also provide us with the opportunity to introduce more people to Habitat’s important mission and work. Please join us! Hoping your October has very few tricks and many more treats!