Monday, March 22, 2010

Kinsell Commons

Work is progressing at the Kinsell Commons site to prepare for the build-a-thon in April. There will be 14 homes total in the development; 10 will be framed during the four days of the build-a-thon. The slabs are poured and the party walls built and stood.

One interesting thing about Kinsell Commons is that it's in the middle of an affordable apartment complex, Tassafaronga Village, which is still under construction. So the need for a hard hat starts at the gate at 85th Avenue, before you even get to the Habitat site. The apartments are scheduled to be done soon, so that requirement shouldn't be around too much longer, but until then, remember it's an active construction site before you get to Habitat!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Build-A-Thon in April

Another year, and we've got another Thrivent Builds-sponsored house! While the family hasn't been selected yet, preparations are already underway at Kinsell Commons in Oakland. The big kickoff will be at this year's Build-A-Thon, Saturday, April 17th through Tuesday, April 20th.

If you'd like to participate, check the Build-A-Thon web page for more information. Remember that this is a fundraising event as well as a blitz build, so there are fund-raising requirements for each day you participate.

And of course you can volunteer before or after the build-a-thon, and help raise funds to build the house.