The 26th Women Build Kickoff will break ground this month. This volunteer service opportunity recruits, trains and empowers women to make a difference in their community by building safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes.
“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to make a difference.”
Under the leadership of Habitat Omaha’s Margie Schill and Benson High’s Thom Sibbitt, the students hauled lumber, read plans and worked with staff to install the green plate on the foundation, the first step in installing wood framing for the five-bedroom home.
Affordable housing in Omaha has been helped, in part, by three women and numerous women volunteers over nearly three decades. Mona and her “girls”, Norma and Meredith, are one unstoppable team that has contributed thousands of hours to build hundreds of houses to help build a strong community.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has been known to Buildertrend as a client for over seven years. Employees of the residential construction management software company took this partnership to a new level this year when Buildertrend became a Platinum Build Partner for a five-bedroom, two-bathroom home in north Omaha.
Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha depends on paid interns to assist in its efforts to build and rehabilitate affordable housing for families in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Burt and Saunders counties in Nebraska.
This year’s crop of five construction interns and one family services intern represent five colleges and universities, including the University of Colorado, Creighton University, Kansas State University, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska Omaha. All of them share a quest for professional knowledge and to serve families through Habitat’s vision, A world where everyone has a quality, safe and healthy place to live.
Volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity build site is one of Amber Minick’s bucket list items. She regularly volunteers at the West Maple Habitat ReStore.
Volunteers served 82,800+ hours with us last year, helping build strong, stable homes and neighborhoods. That’s a lot of volunteer time! Take a look at a few of our 2019 volunteer stats.
Every week, Pat Heinrichs welcomes students from Madonna School to Omaha’s Habitat ReStore. She enjoys working with their group to complete a project together.
With a long list of inspections needing to be completed, Bob Hillebrandt arrived at Habitat Omaha at a great time. He was happy to help with home walk-throughs.