My family had the opportunity to spend our day volunteering at Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. This year we decided to do our part in our community and find a way to give back.
We spent the day re-constructing at a home that was previously destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and then occupied by a veteran in a wheelchair, who couldn’t make improvements himself, and his family.
It was a great experience to work with other volunteers, some from all around the US, who simply wanted to do something kind this holiday season.
Together, we re-constructed steps to their backyard deck, re-applied railings and painted the entire thing.
The owner of the house introduced herself, thanked us for our work and at lunch, which we were supposed to provide ourselves, she had made a huge (delicious) southern home cooked meal for all the volunteers.
It was a long day, and as a result we are all very sore today, but it was worth it. It was particularly special to share it with my family, who took on the day (that I signed us up for) positively and without complaint.
Here are some pictures from the day:
Habitat for Humanity was a great way to get involved in our community and give back. All it takes is a visit to their website, where you can sign yourself or a group up for any date. It is a very easy process for anyone to participate in. I highly encourage it!