One of the great benefits of working in the real estate field is that you get the opportunity to participate in community service events that benefit the very people you work with and are around all the time. The nurse. The postal worker. The grocery store clerk. The single parent working two jobs. Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity is one such organization that pays it forward to the people that call Wasco and Hood River Counties in Oregon, and Klickitat County, Washington, home.
So many of us take that word for granted, but each day, in each community in each county in every state, there are people who struggle to keep a roof over their heads, to keep their families safe and healthy in a house they call home. Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity, based out of The Dalles, OR, works with homeowners to rebuild/refurbish a current home, or build a new home. C.G.H.f.H. is nearly complete with their 20th build.
On November 1st, I had the distinct pleasure in participating in one of these builds as a volunteer.
The Women Build 2014 event had 18 women volunteers, the home owners and several Habitat construction volunteers on hand. From 8 am until 2 pm, work was moving along at a steady pace to put in window sills, paint the porch roof and shed, and drywall tape and mud all of the rooms.
A Little About Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia. In 1984, former President and First Wife Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter took their first Habitat build trip to New York City. Their involvement brought the Habitat mission national visibility and attention. Now Habitat has helped build or repair over 800,000 houses around the world.
How Can You Get Involved
Donate to ReStore.
Join a committee.
It will change your world.
For more information, please contact Kayleen Warner, Exec. Director, at (541) 296-8817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have the link to the website as well, Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity, or you can check out their Facebook page at Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity.