Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Build-a-thon

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.