In his Pastor’s Desk column last week, Father LeRoy wrote about the work of Habitat for Humanity and Father’s own involvement as a volunteer for the past 10 years. Father encouraged “anyone who would like to get involved to try something new and make a huge difference in some person’s life.” This is also an opportunity to get to know other members of our four parish ACC, or a chance to gather family members and friends to help others together.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks associated with homebuilding. Some of those tasks include framing during the next two weeks, setting trusses and sheeting during the week of Aug. 16, and installing insulation at the end of August/early September. Painting and landscaping /laying sod projects are available now and in September.
Safety protocols: COVID-19 protocols are in place and are required to be followed by all members of the group. Masks and work gloves are required to be worn on site except for when eating, and volunteers stay at least 6 feet from another person. Water is provided. Each volunteer receives detailed information as part of the sign up process and on site during safety talk.
Ideal Group Size: 3-6 volunteers (we will not have more than 10 people including staff on one site for the foreseeable future) No construction experience is required! Habitat staff will provide any necessary instructions and volunteers are only asked to participate in tasks that they feel comfortable doing.
The only dates that ARE NOT available right now are 8/12, 8/26, 9/1, and 9/14-9/18.
If you are able to volunteer, please contact Kris Boyle at 320/248-8719 or Rose Blesener at 320/251-3901. They will answer your questions, help you (or you and your group) get scheduled and complete construction volunteer forms. You can also find more information at the Habitat for Humanity local website, cmhfh.org
Please consider this invitation to help the Faith Build construction. As Father noted, “Building the Kingdom of God is not just about reaching deep into our spiritual life with Christ, but it extends from our head, to our hands, and to our heart!”