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Habitat for Humanity – an opportunity to volunteer and enjoy fellowship

Steering committee team: Kathy Hostetler, Gina Ahern, Dave Steenkamer, Paige Pierce, and Scott Lau. For general questions or to register for any of the many opportunities to serve Habitat, talk to any of these team members or email Scott Lau. Each time you want to work on a renovation/build project or at Restore you also need to sign up directly on www.VolunteerUp.com.

 

ReStore

Restore Volunteer Team Days

1901 Roane St. – The SPC Team Day at the Roane ReStore is the 1st Thursday of the month from 9-1 p.m.  Our team leader is Gina Ahern.

1201 Mall Drive –  The SPC Team Day at the Mall Drive store is the 3rd Friday of the month.  Our team leader is Kathy Hostetler, and her shifts vary. Shifts are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Debbie Ropelewski and Scott Lau are usually volunteering.

Sign up on VolunteerUp or contact one of the steering committee members.

If you are not volunteering, please take the time when you are traveling near Chesterfield Town Center, to stop by for a few minutes. It is a beautiful facility. You will be surprised by what you can find to purchase. See the link, Restore_Donation_Flyer, for the wide range of home items that can be donated (Habitat will pick up large items). All sale proceeds go to fund renovation and build projects. Noted below are the SPC’s team workdays, but you can volunteer any time!

If you have donations for Restore, remember that Habitat will pick up.  Call the Mall Drive Restore, 299-4552, or check the link, Restore Pickup.  Remember to check out the store when you are in the area.

 

2019 Builds

Watch for the schedule of builds for 2020 – we hope that more church members will be able to volunteer in 2020!

To work with Paige Pierce, a regular Habitat volunteer, who works most Thursdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., sign up on VolunteerUp.  There are not always volunteer spots available.

 

Habitat Happenings

UNITY BUILD UPDATE

Our Unity Build at 1500 Kansas Avenue is well underway with many amazing moments happening on site daily. THANKS SO MUCH to all the amazing faith groups who have come out to volunteer so far and/or provided financial support. We are on track to finish up this wonderful home before Thanksgiving with a handful of weekday volunteer slots available.  Stay tuned for our calendar of weekday and Saturday volunteer opportunities for the next Unity Build, which will begin shortly after this one wraps up. Also, stay tuned for an invite to the Home Dedication for 1500 Kansas Avenue. Dedications are a great way to introduce your members to the meaningful impact Habitat has on our community.

 

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY

ANNUAL LEGO BUILD COMPETITION- November 23, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Our Annual Lego Build is a fan favorite. This event is targeted towards youth between the ages of 5 and 12. Families can compete as well (no more than 2 adults) with the youth. All LEGOs are provided.

  • Fun for ALL
  • Learn about Habitat for Humanity!
  • Habitat Games- WIN PRIZES!
  • Design your own hard hat & take it home!!
  • LEGO Build Competition- build your best home!

This event is free for all; donations (monetary and items for homeowner dedication baskets) are accepted but no required.

You can find out more and register at:  https://youthlegobuild2019.eventbrite.com

 

INTERNATIONAL MISSION OPPORTUNITY

GLOBAL VILLAGE TRIP
Richmond Habitat will be going to Thailand in Fall of 2020 for our next Global Village Trip. If you are unfamiliar with Global Village, these are trips through which local Habitat’s like Richmond take a team abroad to work with a Habitat in need of volunteers and resources somewhere else in the world. The first interest meeting will be Wednesday, October 23rd at 5:30PM. To RSVP for our interest meeting, go to https://forms.gle/F87cKuT9m2JR36DV9

 

NOVEMBER HABITAT TOURS

Learn more about Habitat and take a tour with us of some past and current build projects and our ReStore!
Monday, November 9th or Saturday, November 16th (9AM-11:30AM)
Please RSVP to Whitney at wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org

 

TOUR HELP WANTED!

We are looking for a 14-passenger van and driver for each of our next two Habitat Tours, which are taking place Monday, November 11 and Saturday, November 16. Please let me know (goneil@richmondhabitat.org) if you have a van and driver who might be willing either day from 10am-11:30am to help us as give folks a tour of some Habitat homes in the Maymont area and our Rhoane Street ReStore.