Habitat for Humanity: Builder's Blitz 2016
Throughout the early months of 2016, we worked towards sponsoring the building of a house through Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, as one element of celebrating our 50 years together as a church.
Thanks to some very generous monetary gifts to the church, and thanks to the 2016 Summer Builder's Blitz program, we accumulated enough funds to support building a house!
At the March Church Council meeting, the church voted to participate in this project. After the check was sent, the work proceeded in a truly blitz-like manner. Many types of tasks gave us opportunities for hands-on participation:
Gatorade purchase and delivery: We provided the daily Gatorade break to workers on all three Blitz houses every afternoon of the build. That's ten days of Gatorade for lots of workers - around 600 bottles! And every weekday two people delivered coolers of Gatorade to the build site and iced drinks in coolers for the next day.
Construction Days: We participated in two construction events - the Floor System Work Day in May and the Warehouse Work Night in June. On the Floor System Work Day, volunteers worked on the house foundation and also as site hosts in the hospitality tent and by providing snacks for the day or preparing and serving lunch at the site. On the Warehouse Work Night, volunteers painted baseboard and trim.
The house was completed on time and dedicated on Friday, June 17, with the new homeowners sharing delicious food with everyone who attended.
Many, many thanks to everyone who was a part of this project!