Houston Habitat for Humanity (34/365)

by Christine · 1 comment

in Featured,Non-Profits

We had originally planned to do a photo shoot for Houston Habitat for Humanity earlier this summer, but when SLGT and Houston Habitat partnered to build a house this week, we decided to wait – and I’m so glad we did!

I went out to the build site on Monday, September 13, 2010 to check it out. The original plan was that they would be building and raising the walls that day, but due to weather the week before and the wet ground, they were not able to pore the slab for the house yet. The workers got all the walls put together though, ready for the slab to be poured. They worked hard & fast and were done a few hours ahead of schedule!

Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity, along with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built more than 825 affordable homes for purchase by hard working, low-income Houstonians. Qualified Houston Habitat homebuyers agree to a no-interest mortgage and contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of a down payment. Partner families are also provided with classes on money management and home maintenance. More information about Houston Habitat and the Houston Habitat ReStore, a discounted building supply outlet, is available here or by calling 713-671-9993.

This is the spot where the house will go!

Thanks again to Holly for all of her hard work in putting this together and keeping everything running so smoothly! It isn’t too late to sign up for working on the build!

How You Can SLGT!
BUILD: We need 150 volunteers over six days. That’s a lot of folks, but we know that you’re up to the challenge! Just follow these simple steps:
• Go to www.houstonhabitat.org
• Click on “VOLUNTEER NOW”
• Click on “Access Code”
• Enter Access Code “SLGT”
• Click on “Access Schedule”
• Select date(s) to volunteer
• Click on “Sign Up”
• Fill in the requested info
• Recruit your friends and family! (Note: You must be 16 years old to be on the jobsite)

DONATE
• They need local restaurants, stores or guardian angels to provide lunch for our hard working volunteers. They’ll be sweating up a storm in the September heat, and we will definitely have hungry stomachs to feed.
• Can’t make it out to build? Houston Habitat still needs your support!

Don’t forget! For any sessions signed up for between now and Friday (for any time during the Photo Project) – 15% will be donated to Houston Habitat for Humanity! Be sure to sign up for your day!

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