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Habitat for Humanity

Welcome, do you like to swing a hammer, do you like to get dirty, or do you just like to work with your hands?  Maybe, Habitat for Humanity would be a good mission for YOU!  This is the Trinity Episcopal Paris's Site for Habitat for Humanity, we currently support the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity with volunteers from our parish to build homes in the community.
A LITTLE ABOUT IOWA HEARTLAND
Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with Habitat families and volunteers. We serve Black Hawk, Bremer and Butler Counties.

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity focuses on home ownership as its solution to affordable housing. By offering no-interest mortgages and accepting sweat equity as a down payment we are able to offer affordable home ownership opportunities to families who would otherwise not qualify for a mortgage.

Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more than 500,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,500,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Habitat for Humanity International has been building homes around the world since 1976.

Since 1990, Iowa Heartland has built 100 homes and is ready to continue building homes in our three county service area and around the world with our tithe to HFHI.

More can be foun here at their website Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.
Types of Volunteers
Volunteers that bring food
The first and most important volunteer is the volunteer is the kind willing to prepare a meal for all the hard workers of Habitat.  If you don't have time to work at the site, or are physically unable to, but you have time to prepare food for the site please let us know, we are always looking for people to help with food.

Volunteers that work at the site
OK, now for the labor, here are the guidelines for the site.
Volunteer Guidelines
  • Work starts at 8:30am and last till around 3:00pm on our Saturday Workdays.  Our work days are currently on our Trinity Calendar.
  • All Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • You do not need to bring any tools, nor do you need to have any particular skills, Habitat will provide you training on all you will need for all the construction tasks.  But, with that being said if you would like to bring your own tools make sure they are labeled.
  • On the days you volunteer you should wear work boots or tennis shoes ("NO OPEN TOED SHOES,PERIOD"), wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, or muddy and dress appropriately for the time of year.


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Matthew Harrison,
Oct 30, 2012, 11:16 AM
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