Sunday, February 10, 2008

Here we go again!

We're gearing up for another year of building. Thrivent Builds is sponsoring another house at the Edes Avenue site in Oakland, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay is already gearing up for the build-a-thon in April. It's a fun event with a ton of activity happening in just four days. It's also a major fund-raising event, so unlike volunteering during the rest of the year, there's a fund-raising requirement to take part in it. Fortunately HfHEB makes fund-raising easy by providing custom web pages through FirstGiving, and sample letters to send to friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. You can read more about the build-a-thon here, and learn more about volunteering in general here.

This is a big year for Habitat for Humanity East Bay. They've been an affiliate for 20 years, and will complete their 200th home this year. Wow! Last year the East Bay and Mt. Diablo affiliates merged to form one affiliate covering the whole East Bay, and the pace of construction keeps growing.

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