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Story Collection: Volunteers

Create meaning together

Create meaning together

Elly Heckel is passionate about community service and has supported Habitat for Humanity of Omaha the past six years. From helping build homes to taking photos and attending events, Elly shared why she likes to advocate for Habitat Omaha.

Talk of the Block

Talk of the Block

Deer Park holds special meaning for Habitat Omaha as our first neighborhood revitalization partner. Since 2011, we’ve worked together with the neighborhood to demolish condemned houses; build, renovate and sell Habitat Omaha homes to first-time homeowners; and make repairs to owner-occupied homes.

Better living conditions

Better living conditions

From helping with recycling, to passing out spoons at the ice cream truck, Kyle Sheppard was eager to jump in and assist where needed during Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s 2019 Home Builders Blitz.

Rebuilding Neighborhoods

Rebuilding Neighborhoods

Mike Mendlick remembers watching as local builders constructed homes in just five days during Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s 2009 Home Builders Blitz. After seeing everyone come together to complete the houses, Mike was inspired to pick up a hammer himself.

Fond farewells and new friends

Fond farewells and new friends

Guest blogger Stephanie Dubinsky concludes her chronicles of the Habitat Omaha Global Village trip to Cape Town.

Continuing to build in Cape Town

Continuing to build in Cape Town

Volunteer Stephanie Dubinsky continues her chronicles of the Habitat Omaha Global Village trip to Cape Town in part 2 of her 3-part guest blog series.