Houses come in all shapes and sizes. There is the brick one, the grey one, the ranch or the colonial. There’s the one on the corner, the one with the porch, the house with the blue door or the green mailbox. These descriptions may be accurate but they miss the one reason why a Habitat CFC home is always the most special house on the street. Ours is the one that was built with love.
Countless hands go into the construction of every Habitat CFC home – hands of dedicated volunteers who give hours of their time and talent to provide a stable home for a hard working local family and help them to achieve the dream of affordable home ownership. The hands are connected to hard working employees from local companies, committed members of churches and other community organizations, or simply generous individuals and families who strive to give back. Some volunteers come out once or twice a year, while a very special group of Habitat volunteers build with us on a monthly or even weekly basis like Larry Hartshorn.
The volunteerism of those who help us build is complemented by many others who give time to our family service efforts, the ReStore, Board governance, fundraising, etc. Habitat CFC could never fulfill the many facets of its mission without all of these capable, committed and most appreciated hands!
The many reasons that over a thousand people volunteer each year with Habitat CFC are as varied as their individual backgrounds and personalities. What these great people all share, however, are enormous hearts and the drive to make a difference. As Mohammed Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Please join us.