Hanover Habitat for Humanity site ready for volunteers

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Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is gearing up for another season of building at the Habitat for Humanity site on 14th Street.

May 6 to May 25 is the framing blitz. Days start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

"We're trying to get as many volunteers as we can," said Doug Kaufman, chair of the volunteer committee. "All skill levels are welcome. There's this misconception that you have to be really crafty or handy to volunteer."

Electrical, plumbing, and anything that requires special skills is completed by businesses and tradespeople. The rest is completed by volunteers.

"It's amazing what happens. We look for people who can swing hammers and do some sawing of course and put stuff together, but in addition to that, we're looking for people who can paint, people who can prepare food, and who can work on committees," he said.

But it's more than just swinging a hammer in a hard hat that makes the volunteer experience so much fun.

"Some would say 'I didn't do much but I sure had fun.' That's one of the things that makes this really special," he said. "I have never seen so much laughter and kidding and so much fun and so much appreciation for one's efforts from smallest to greatest. It's really magic. The concept is fabulous. It moves you to see families come to life. To have a chance that they've never had before."

The framing blitz will include the construction of the frames and exterior.

"If we get the volunteers, we'll do it. It's amazing what volunteers can do," he said.

Another blitz will be happening July 2 to July 20. This will include the installation of drywall and insulation.

For more information visit the Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce website by clicking here.

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