On cold November afternoon, 20 Rotarians volunteered to help our local Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat for Humanity is building a home for a family in the Brook Forest area.  The Rotarians were divided into different groups based on the various tasks that were needed for the day.  No skills were necessary.  Some spent the day installing fiber cement siding on the house.  Others gathered and cleared brush.  Many helped organize the shed, which was full of tools.  Lastly, the group helped move materials around the project site.  Everyone felt great about helping the family and our community that chilly afternoon.  Not only did the group feel good about giving back, but the Rotarians had a blast doing it!
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and approximately 70 countries.   Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  The Evergreen affiliate is called Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization.  They assist low income families in building and buying their own homes in the mountain area.  They have built 40 homes in the foothills since they began in 1990.