The Sweet Smell of Summer… and Carpentry!
The summer is not an excuse to be a a couch potato. Get up and help out your
neighboring communities. With Habitat for Humanity you can help a family have a decent, safe place to live. Habitat for Humanity builds for people in need regardless of race or religion, and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. The houses are simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families around the world so even if you are not staying in Sarasota county for break, you can still join this non-profit organization. Families left homeless by natural and financial disasters often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. Habitat for Humanity’s many programs provide shelter and housing solutions to help these families recover. You will be under trained supervision, so there is no need to be an “expert builder.” Ringling College of Art and Design partners up with this organization during the course of the school year, so be on the look out in the fall for more opportunities. Visit habitat.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ringling students volunteered at a local Sarasota home with Habitat for Humanity to lay down sod in the surrounding front, back and side yards of one of their NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program) homes. This home was purchased and redeveloped after it was foreclosed, and is now almost ready for it’s new family to move in. After two short hours of laying sod, team Ringling successfully finished the yard and left the owner and site coordinators with smiles on their faces.