Construction update for the week of August 13-19
Hello to all! This week we will be onsite working on Courtney's future home!
Where: 199 East Housatonic Street Dalton, MA, 01226
What: Installing windows, doors, and siding.
When: Friday 8am - 12pm, Saturday 8am-3pmIf 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!
Currently, we have openings for groups of 5-15 volunteers to join us on the jobsite from mid August through December. We work from 8am to 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Your group will help us to stay on track with the completion of Courtney's future home! As part of your day of service, CBHFH asks that groups provide lunch as an in-kind donation for themselves and the 7-10 Core Volunteers and Habitat staff who will be supporting their team.
Volunteer groups take part in all aspects of home building, from framing walls to installing insulation to roofing or landscaping. We are open to all skill levels!
We schedule on a first come first serve basis so please be in contact as soon as possible to secure your preferred date. To schedule your group’s day on site, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Aliza Mendelowitz (email@example.com).
Get to Know your Core Leaders!
“I worked on my first Habitat house in Paterson, NJ in 2000. Since then I’ve done builds in NY, CT and MA. I’ve always found carpentry very meditative. It certainly is less stressful than my everyday job as an IT Project Manager for Moody’s in NYC.Carpentry is my hobby. I stole my dad’s ball peen hammer when I was 7 and never gave it back. I still have it! When I was 50 I had a work break and went back to high school as a framing student. It was the best school experience I ever had.When I moved up to Pittsfield last year I didn’t know anyone here, so I signed up for Habitat and I’ve made friends that way. I’ll do this as long as they’ll have me."Melissa has been volunteering regularly with Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity for most of 2018. She has become a familiar face throughout Women Build and always brings a positive and professional attitude to the work-site. While she has yet to work side-by-side with her daughter, Kati Rosen, who is currently interning for CBHFH, that hasn't stopped her from trying new things. The picture below is Melissa's first time on a roof. Thank you Melissa for all of your hard work and dedication!
What Happened Last Week
With the hard work of many volunteers and staff, all of the first floor windows and doors have been installed! With only 4 second floor windows left, the house is beginning to look like a home (from the outside).
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Fun Fact Of the Week
"Architecture was once an Olympic Sport. Between 1912 and 1948 of the modern Olympic Games, 151 medals were awarded for music, painting, sculpture, literature, and architecture. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the modern games and founded the International Olympic Committee, considered art an essential part of the competition. The one caveat: every submission had to be sports-related."Web source
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