November 5, 2013
Our team started the day with an excellent early morning orientation by the volunteer coordinator, Jessica, on Kauai’s affordable housing issues unique to the Island. The Kauai affiliate builds new homes, has rehab projects and assists existing homeowners with repairs to stay in their homes.
Because of the economic crises, existing homeowners struggle to afford household repairs. Gratifying to learn of a Habitat Affiliate successfully extending its volunteer support and resources to assist current homeowners experiencing financial distress.
Then off to the Kauai Habitat ReStore. After our days of beach and relaxation our energized team feels ready to work. It is an impressive operation taking in household goods, clothing, as well as building material, lawn mowers, weedwackers, paint, flooring, rows of nuts and bolts, tools – an abundance of stuff!
The Restore is in a constant state of rearrangement working to get the merchandise organized in order for customers to easily shop.
The day ended with another delicious dinner prepared by two of our team members followed by excellent conversation with two AmeriCorps volunteers, Mike and Drew. AmeriCorps folks are impressive, bright, talented young people; Mike and Drew contain all of those traits as well as humor, kind hearts and adventurous spirits.