Friday, December 30, 2011

Sara Rowe Gives Back to her Local Community through Habitat for Humanity

Sara Rowe, PMG's Outreach and Facilities Coordinator, gave back to her local community, High Point, NC through Habitat for Humanity.  Here is Sara's story of service.....

"I participated in a Women's Build with Habitat for Humanity.  My mom volunteers at the High Point Habitat 3 days a week and asked if I would like to participate.  Habitat is currently partnering with the City of High Point to develop new homes near Washington Terrace Park.  This exciting new development brings together the vision of the city's Core Plan with the need for affordable housing in the High Point community.  What I learned that day is that a homeowner has to have the ability to pay a 25-year interest-free mortgage, have acceptable credit history and reasonable debt load, have a steady form of income and be a US citizen or a legal immigrant.  They also have to be willing to partner with Habitat by investing 250 hours per adult in sweat equity and attending educational classes. 

The house we worked on during the Women's Build had a foundation and the frame of the house when we arrived.  They had just started on this home a few weeks before.  Some of the group worked on the roof and I got to help with installing the subfloor.... what a job!  We carried, placed and nailed wood most of the day.  We had a blast and I found out that I can't hammer that well!  Hammering is not my thing, but it was certainly a great feeling knowing I was building a home for someone who really needs it.  The new owner helped us that morning....  she was extremely humble and appreciative.  It was a wonderful experience and I plan to volunteer again soon. They need it and I truly believe in what Habitat does for the community."

Well done Sara!!!  Learn more about Habitat for Humanity in High Point, NC.

1 comment :

  1. Great idea for giving back to the community! Very impressive!


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