Building Communities with Habitat for HumanityOct 15, 2014 Comments (0)
This year, we’re building our partnership with our local Eugene/Springfield Habitat for Humanity by…
While we’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a while to help them build decent, affordable homes and communities for residents of Eugene and Springfield, we’ve never been involved in one of their home builds from start to finish. Last year, we got to help launch its A Brush with Kindness program to work on projects for local veterans, disabled and elderly homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. And assisting with the completion of an accessibility ramp for an elderly, disabled person in Springfield was such a meaningful experience for us that we knew we wanted to get even more involved this year.
So, we offered to provide funding and on-the-ground support for a home build in Springfield, along with our partners at Chambers Construction. This home will help a local woman and her daughter who are currently squeezed into a home shared by eight to ten extended family members. The family will contribute at least 400 hours of sweat equity toward the construction of their new home. "Building a house and a stable future...sends the message to my daughter that anything is possible."
We kicked off construction for this project in August and groups of volunteers from Team Ninkasi have been heading out together to help build this home from the ground up.
After a lot of digging, hammering, scaffold-building, sawing, and rain-proofing, this house is really starting to come together!
There’s no question that Habitat for Humanity is perpetuating better living in our communities and we’re all about that at Ninkasi. We're excited to keep helping this great organization positively impact our community!
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Eugene/Springfield or to find out about local volunteer opporunities, visit their website.