Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Home Dedication

The latest group of homes including this year's Thrivent Builds sponsored home will be dedicated on Saturday, December 13th. If you haven't been to a home dedication (or even if you have), it's an event well worth attending. RSVP on the Habitat East Bay website here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Carter Work Project

A number of us who work for or volunteer with Habitat East Bay were fortunate enough to be a part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity along the Gulf Coast. You can read more about it and see some pictures from our experience on the Habitat East Bay website. For my account of it and lots more pictures, check out my home improvement blog. If life ever gives you a chance to be involved with a Carter Work Project, go for it!

Monday, May 5, 2008

More Build-a-thon Pictures

Habitat East Bay has more pictures of the build-a-thon posted, as well as a fun video of footage shot over the 4 days. Let me know if you have pictures of the event you'd like to share.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


The Habitat for Humanity build-a-thon was a big success. Not only did we frame 6 houses in 4 days, but we got roof sheeting on 5 of the 6 houses. That's the furthest we've ever gotten, even compared with years ago when we did 6 day build-a-thons. There was a great turn out, and as you can see from the pictures in the earlier posts, people had a lot of fun working. Check out the great piece that NBC 11 did as part of their Earth Day coverage, talking about the event and Habitat for Humanity East Bay's green building efforts.

Thanks to all the Habitat staff, all the volunteers and the donors that helped make this event happen. A special thanks to Gary (who was also the architect) and Juan, the house leaders for the Thrivent Builds house during the build-a-thon, and Katie and Jonas who were the Americorps crew leaders.

The family we're building for this year are the Woodleys. Flo is a secretary at Highland Hospital in Oakland, and has two children, ages 10 and 13. She was at the build-a-thon all 4 days, and spoke to volunteers about what it means to her to be able to work and purchase a Habitat house for her family.