Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Day
Last Friday, 9 of us Citrites made our way over to a neighborhood in East Raleigh to do some work with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Habitat is an organization that builds homes for qualified homebuyers that are sold for no profit to families. Habitat homes are designed to take on the look and feel of the neighborhoods in which they reside. Our team was assigned to install vinyl siding on one of these homes.
When I saw the house we were assigned to, I guessed we would be done in 3 hours. However, I quickly learned there’s a difference between putting vinyl siding on a house, and correctly putting vinyl siding on a house. The “factory cut” edge should always be on top of overlapping pieces, seams shouldn’t line up, and the siding on one wall needs to line up with the siding on an adjacent wall. Needless to say, there was a lot of measuring, re-measuring, and leveling, but we eventually made quite a bit of progress all around the house.
The experience was really enjoyable and the work was rewarding. It was fun getting a chance to do an entirely different kind of work with fellow co-workers. Habitat was very well organized and had plenty of folks on-hand to help instruct us. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer, I would recommend you check them out as there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
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