HUD joins Habitat for Humanity for In-Service Day
Twice a year, during the Spring and the Fall, Kentucky HUD office volunteers participate in Habitat for Humanity service projects that are incredibly rewarding to every coworker and especially to the Habitat for Humanity home beneficiary. This time was no different as office volunteers banded together to work on a local area Habitat for Humanity home.
"The greatest aspect of what we volunteer to do with Habitat for Humanity is the firsthand knowledge and experience gained doing something that directly benefits our communities," said David Railey, with Field Policy Management. "Sharing in the experience with coworkers makes it even better and epitomizes the concept of true cross-program collaboration."
HUD employees also learn from other volunteers and residents of the neighborhood. Often, casual conversations have led to new work ideas, partnerships and resolving problems.
Over the years the HUD Kentucky staff has framed a house, built subflooring, deconstructed a home and have had a hand finishing many projects. Staff has met many families who have worked in building their homes alongside HUD volunteers and each have unique stories of perseverance, single-mothers with multiple children working hard for her kids and even a Nigerian Refugee family with incredible determination to make the lives of their children better.
Habitat for Humanity (https://www.habitat.org/about/mission-and-vision) partners with people in communities all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
|Content Archived: January 16, 2019|