On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity will offer a workshop to anyone interested in or curious about the volunteer opportunities available with Kaua‘i Habitat. The workshop entitled “Ways to Help” will be held at two different times during the day. The first at 10:00 am – 11:00 am, the second from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in an effort to accommodate attendees work schedules.
The workshop will focus on the volunteer opportunities available in the construction, ReStore®, or office/administrative programs, and will be held at the Administrative Office in Hanapepe. The office is located at 1-3410 Kaumuali‘i Highway across from the Salt Pond Country Store in Hanapepe.
“So many people think they have to have construction experience to volunteer,” stated Volunteer Coordinator Christina Trugillo. “There are so many ways people can help and I just want to make sure that everyone is aware of them.”
It is the hope of Kaua‘i Habitat that once people are educated on the volunteer opportunities available, they will be able to find the perfect niche to fit their skill set.
About Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Its mission is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world – one house at a time on Kaua‘i – and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer and homeowner labor, and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses. The affiliate is also a proud partner agency of Kauai United Way.
Kaua‘i Habitat features two main home building programs: New Home Construction Program and Repair and Renovation Program. Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity also operates ReStore®, which sells new and used discounted building and construction materials and household items. Proceeds from ReStore® support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build decent, affordable housing.
Since 1992 Kaua‘i Habitat has built 116 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 22 existing homes for Kaua‘i families whose household income is between 30-80% of the median Kaua`i income. Because the critical need for affordable housing continues to persist on our island, Kaua`i Habitat has pledged to scale up our capacity and build our next 100 homes before the next decade.
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.