Welcome back to the Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity Build Blog.
The weather this week precluded most outdoor work for us here at CCHFH, but during the rain we began organizing a couple new and exciting projects.
We’re currently looking for a small group of volunteers to help revitalize the historic Boxcar at J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. The work will involve cutting, painting, sanding, and installing wooden planks where they are damaged or worn. Our organizations have some flexibility in the date, so please contact us if you are interested.
Another project coming up very shortly is a home deconstruction. Sometimes we are contacted by a landowner who needs a house demolished and wants to donate the usable items. If we determine that the goods from the home are beneficial to us, we then go to the home with a volunteer group and strip the building of anything we can sell to fund our building projects.
Finally, it’s the busiest time of year for our ReStore! During the summer we see a surge both in sales and furniture donations, while we see a marked decrease in the number of volunteers we have available. Volunteering at the ReStore is a fun and easy way to support our organization, and a great way for many to reengage with the community after a year of relative isolation.
We hope to start having volunteers on the Iowa Street Build site in the coming weeks, and we will update you as soon as we have more information.