Dear Habitat for Humanity Supporters,
Summer and Habitat for Humanity time is in full swing. Our friends at Habitat in Waukegan have again asked for volunteers from our SJA group. SJA crews have collectively contributed thousands of hours there in the last 10+ years to help create homes for needy families. Painting, siding, dry wall, insulating, landscaping, footings, framing, etc.
We have four Habitat dates reserved this summer:
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 https://photos.app.goo.gl/QHUMrv3uXuj4YuvS7
Our job was to get the rock-hard dirt tilled and planted with grass seed. We worked with Ted Ramie (Habitat’s construction manager and an expert Bobcat driver) to remove the old asphalt driveway in preparation for a new driveway.
The team ran the Rototiller, showed their weed whacker skills, mowed the lawn, and cleaned up debris. Some of the guys got asphalt chunks into the Bobcat for removal. Many hands make light work, as they say, and we got the job done in record time. Here are some pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QHUMrv3uXuj4YuvS7
Ted Ramie talked to our team after lunch and described how Habitat homes are well built and energy efficient. Ted also spoke about a 2014 Habitat Blitz Build at Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue, where a Habitat house was built in a day to help build awareness for Habitat in Chicago. If you haven’t already seen this video, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GgKQUztEoQ
FRIDAY, JULY 12
SATURDAY, JUY 20
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
If you missed us last summer, I hope you can join us this summer. We hope to be joined again by friends from Trinity Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran. Just send me an email ([email protected]) to reserve your date or dates on our HFH crew.
TEEN BUILD DATE – SATURDAY, AUGUST 3: Students (age 16+) are especially welcome on all of our crews. We have reserved Saturday, August 3 for nine teens and three parents as our inaugural Teen Build crew. Jason McKean has volunteered to lead this crew with his daughter Ellie. Please spread the word and let me know if your teenager (age 16+) wants to give Habitat a try. If we get a lot of interest, we may try to arrange another Teen Build date this summer.
If you know someone who would be interested in working with us, have him/her contact me.
Last summer our Habitat crews had a lot of fun and got a lot done. If you haven’t already done so, check out the pictures of our 2018 Habitat crews on the previous web page.
Many thanks for your continued support of Habitat.