“You’ll help a deserving family in need buy a decent, affordable home by providing volunteer labor to build a house,” Herrmann explained. “My wife and I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and support our Atlanta, Georgia affiliate. We work in the warehouse periodically, as well as at job sites to build houses. In addition, when we travel in our Airstream we volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanners to build houses around the country.”
Worldwide, some 827.6 million people live in urban slums; Habitat for Humanity volunteers are working to reduce that number, one home at a time. “Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head,” states the Habitat for Humanity website. An adequate home means “stability for families and children; health, physical safety, and security; a sense of dignity and pride; and an increase of educational and job prospects.” Last year, Habitat for Humanity served 124,946 families around the world by providing homes to those in need through volunteer labor and donations.
“We really enjoy working with Habitat,” said Herrmann. “It allows us to help build housing, meet RVers, and see the United States. We refer to the experience as ‘travel with a purpose.’”
Sign up early for this rewarding, hands-on outing at the Alumaflamingo registration table, as space is limited. Participants must be at least 18 years old (or age 16 or older with a parent). All tools will be provided, and closed-toed shoes are required.