Rain? What rain? Nothing stops this volunteer team! Our theme for the day – Human Services.
The morning started at Habitat For Humanity, helping in theReStore located on Stevens Street. The ReStore accepts donations of gently used furniture and appliances, and salvaged home items such as doors, lighting, and other home-building materials which are then sold to the public to raise money to build new homes in our community.
During our morning discussions, we’ve talked about ways to help a non-profit fulfill its mission from hands-on volunteering to raising awareness to fundraising. As the ReStore is important to Habitat’s ultimate mission, supporting it within the community is as well. The ReStore encourages repurposing and recycling. Today’s project reflected that. Using wood salvaged from home builds, our campers sanded, stained, etched and painted self-designed wall hangers. Not only did they create something new from something used, they also learned and honed skills that will make them effective volunteers for future home builds.
In the afternoon, we visited Second Harvest of South Georgia where we unpacked and sorted hundreds of bags of food items that were donated during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this past May. This food will make its way into the hands of hungry families throughout south Georgia.
The day was devoted to helping non-profits that ensure local families in need receive basic human services such as safe and decent housing, and adequate and nutritious food. We are happy to do our part.