On Friday I had the opportunity to get out from behind the desk and swing a hammer outside on a beautiful winter day. Together with some of my coworkers I volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity build in Calgary. This particular build is supported by several agriculture companies and the project is referred to as The House That Agriculture Built.
Several years ago I had my first Habitat for Humanity volunteer experience and ever since I’ve had a special place in my heart for the non-profit organization. The year I graduated from high school, my fellow classmates and I travelled down to North Carolina to volunteer for a few days at a Habitat for Humanity project. I think many of us living in Canada and the United States take for granted the roof over our heads. Habitat builds affordable housing and promotes homeownership.
I had a great experience at the Calgary build. We literally raised the roof of the house! We finished building the roof and then a crane came and lifted the three pieces onto the house. It was a beautiful day to be working outside surrounded by friendly company. Habitat is always looking for volunteers. If you have some free time, I encourage you to volunteer. Here are some photos from the build.