Construction update for the week of July 30 - August 5
Hello to all! This week we will be onsite working on Courtney's future home!
Where: 199 East Housatonic Street Dalton, MA, 01226
What: This week we will be installing updated window and door headers as well as laying out final interior wall designs.
When: Friday 8am - 12pm, Saturday 8am-3pm
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Aliza Mendelowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) to notify her of your desired build day. This will help us to accurately plan for the expected number of tasks and leaders necessary for the day. We greatly appreciate your flexibility as the days shift and change. Thank you!
Get to Know your Core Leaders!
“I began my building “career” helping my grandfather when I was 14 and he was building apartments. While working, careers in the military, forestry, accounting and management, I did a lot of project work for friends, family, my own homes, and occasionally Habitat for Humanity. When I retired from the Department of Defense I started regularly volunteering with Central Berkshire Habitat. That was 1999. I was encouraged by Habitat to go for my Construction Supervisors License (CSL) which I did and started another career in contracting. In the last 19 years I have been involved in all builds, some as project manager. Now that I spend winters in Florida, my involvement has lessened but I still enjoy my involvement and look forward to many more interesting projects.” (John Green)
John Green has been an integral member of Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity for many years. This year he has taken a project manager role for our recent camp build days as well as many days with us on site at Dalton. He has put in over 100 hours within 2018 alone. We appreciate and value every minute of the 19 years John Green has been volunteering, teaching, and guiding everyone at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.
What Happened Last Week
"Throughout 3 exciting and productive days with Camp Lenox and Camp Taconic we completed 33 wall panels for our future housing units! Many thanks to everyone involved in coordinating over 100 campers."
-Aliza Mendelowitz, Americorps National Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Construction Corner - Camps!
Aliza's Fun Fact Of the Week
"It took over 1800 years to build the Great Wall of China. Qin Shi Huang began building the wall when he took power in 221 BCE, but construction continued into the Ming Dynasty, as late as the 17th century CE. The Wall is not actually one long uninterrupted structure, but in fact over 20,000 kilometers of networks spanning the nothern border of Ancient and Imperial Chinese territories."-https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/facts/
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