Make volunteering a habit: Hawkes volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Laura peeks at the wooden boards.

Last weekend, Hawkes volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help build a local house. The building was in the beginning stages, so volunteers helped with adding some support to the start of the future home’s floor on the foundation.

Volunteer Venessa said, “I learned how to properly hammer a nail, and it’s actually more difficult than it looks. Despite the arm workout I was not expecting, I also felt a sense of gratification when we finished. Perhaps I provided at least a little progress towards the completion of the house. It was definitely a new experience for me and I am glad that I volunteered to help out!”

“Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is a great reminder about the importance of doing good work,” said volunteer Laura. “Each hammered nail and plank of wood is a small step toward creating a place of shelter and security for a family. And, my pathetically sore arms the next day gave me a whole new appreciation for construction workers. I think I’ll stick to English for now.”


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