Volunteering with our Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity
*Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.*
On Friday, 10 members of the RSS team traveled up to Jamestown for the day to help rebuild a home that was destroyed by the 2013 floods in Colorado. They were very humbled by the opportunity to help out a family in this nearby community. Habitat for Humanity not only builds new homes for families in need, but has created a new program to help with the rebuilding and replacement of homes destroyed by natural disasters. Flatirons Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) started the Critical Home Repair/ReBuild program as a way to expand the ability to provide decent and affordable housing for hard-working families, and to assist those affected by the 2013 September flooding in our community.
Our team worked with a couple of members of the FHFH crew in the early part of the rebuild process for a home that was destroyed in the devastating flooding. We were put to work installing a French drain around the perimeter of the home’s foundation. This included a couple of hours of prep work, foam and fabric installation, as well as LOTS of hauling and moving stone. We definitely learned a lot about the process and we now all have a new skill! We also put our muscles to work hauling and moving lumber in order to organize the work site for upcoming work crews.
We are so proud of our hardworking and generous team! We feel extremely fortunate to be able to help the community in Jamestown in this way and are hoping to send another team to volunteer again either in Boulder or up at Jamestown later this summer. If you are interested in joining us in the future, please let us know.
Our agency has proudly selected Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as our Charity of the Quarter for April, May and June. Read more about what this means in our earlier blog post about this amazing organization.