Volunteering With Habitat For Humanity: Part 2 (#368)

With a second week of hot, hot weather on the Habitat build, we are reminded every morning at our group meeting to stay hydrated and safe and to only work within our own limitations.

At the build site we have Team Leader Dyana and Construction Supervisor Pete.  They are both volunteers like the rest of us.  Each morning we have a group meeting so we can go over the day’s work.  Then someone in the group reads a daily devotion.  After that we all hold hands and say: Habitat for Humanity is not a hand out but a hand up! 

Work begins with everyone getting out tools, ladders, saw horses.  Whatever supplies we need.

From the sidelines, it may look chaotic but everyone has a job and goes about doing it.

Interior of the house.  All the roof trusses in place. Roof sheathing and interior walls come next.

Interior of the house. All the roof trusses in place. Roof sheathing and interior walls come next.

 

Local volunteer, Vincent, standing in the unfinished kitchen.  This house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Interior walls in place and roof sheathing finished. Local volunteer, Vincent, standing in the unfinished kitchen. This house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

 

Our roofing supplies being delivered

Roof tar paper and shingles being delivered

 

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Check out the window on the far right! I helped install it.

 

Saturday saw 26 workers, including NMSU students and future home owners. Some started laying out the foundation for the next house one lot over.

Saturday saw 26 workers, including RV Care-a-Vanners, NMSU students and future home owners.
Some started laying out the foundation for the next house one lot over.

 

Students from NMSU (New Mexico State University) Civil Engineering Dept. putting shingles on the roof

Students from NMSU (New Mexico State University) Civil Engineering Dept. putting shingles on the roof. They finished all but the peak in just one day!

 

Our tool shed with the Organ Mountains in the background

Our tool shed with the Organ Mountains in the background

What an amazing, rewarding experience to be part of this grand project.  With many hands the work gets done well and fast.

Ever Grateful ~

Annie

The Organ Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Southern Rockies

The Organ Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Southern Rockies.  This was our view every day at the worksite.

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8 Responses to Volunteering With Habitat For Humanity: Part 2 (#368)

  1. Wonderful photos, and those mountains! Such a great experience to have, and thank you for letting us share it. Things like this lift my heart and are a needed balance to all the bad news and doom and gloom sayers one gets in the media- saying things are all going to h*ll in a handbasket.
    Would love to know more about the future home owners. Do they get the houses free? Do they get help with maintenance etc?

  2. Ptck says:

    The assembly is moving fast and we multiply the task at hand! great achievement
    Extra first photo
    Have a good day

  3. Sher says:

    I am so proud of you. You put your ind to something and you did it! Even against the heat. What an experience. Great photos and love the mountains. good job on the window too! Love you.

  4. Edge of Chic says:

    Sounds like you were surrounded by a very happy and optimistic environment! The house looks great already.

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