DETROIT – A handful of CREW Detroit members, along with family and friends, spent their day Sept. 7 volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Detroit getting a few new homes ready to receive families.
CREW volunteers washed the walls, caulked outlets and sealed windows to promote energy efficiency. After vacuuming up drywall dust, the team got to work painting. The 13 CREW volunteers started at 8 a.m. and had an entire four-bedroom-one-bathroom home primed by 1:30 p.m. (including two coats in the kitchen and bathroom).
After completing the first house, the CREW team moved on to a second Habitat Detroit home just down the street. There, volunteers painted the kitchen and bath. Neither home had been awarded to a family as of Sept. 7, but CREW Detroit plans to attend the ceremonies of handing over the keys when the time comes.
Tired and covered in paint, at the end of the day CREW Detroit’s volunteers felt fortunate to have been able to help toward Habitat for Humanity’s charitable cause.
Habitat for Humanity Detroit is a housing ministry that benefits low-income working families by providing options for purchasing modest, affordable homes. The international Habitat for Humanity nonprofit was founded in 1977 and has built more than 300,000 homes.
Charitable work such as the Habitat for Humanity project enriches lives of CREW members, brings them closer together and impacts the success of their communities. For more information, visit www.crewdetroit.org/outreach.