In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, our staff gave virtual shoutouts to the people who make their jobs more enjoyable and their lives a little easier.
Every week, Mike Cavel arrives at the Habitat Omaha office ready to work on any projects he’s given throughout the day. He has spent more than 500 hours volunteering with us.
These numbers and the results they represent would not be possible without our many partnerships, including the one we have with you. Together, we responded to devastating floods, provided affordable home loans to families, helped individuals repair their houses, and much more.
Mohamed Sedky shows up every other day ready to assist customers at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore. You will most likely find him in the donation center where he enjoys thanking people who drop off items.
Julie Dodd is an office volunteer who has worked with many Habitat for Humanity of Omaha departments since she stepped foot through our doors seven years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest blogger Stephanie Dubinsky concludes her chronicles of the Habitat Omaha Global Village trip to Cape Town.