by Henna Verma
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization with the intent to
build "simple, decent, and affordable" housing for those who are
unable to do so on their own. This is a great organization because it
focuses and addresses the needs of locals and their community. Habitat
for Humanity chooses the recipients of the homes through a thorough
background check, references, and ensuring the family is financially
stable enough to take care of the mortgage. The family we were helping
consisted of a mother and her 9 month old son.
On our Habitat for Humanity trip, we got to the location a few minutes
before 8am on Saturday September 27th. Our goal for the day was
to put up all the trusses, which were for the roof. A few of us stayed on
the ground to lift the trusses to the few others who had climbed up to
the ledges. Working along side us was the future homeowner, Andrea.
It was such a great experience to work with her and see how thankful
she was. At the end of the four hour shift, we left sweaty and tired, but
with the feeling of gratitude for being offered this opportunity and seeing
the progress we had made together.