Wake County Habitat for Humanity sponsored an “Elected Officials Build” event on Saturday, October 13 in southeast Raleigh.
Have Hammer Will Travel
As several dozen elected officials from across the county gathered in the early dawn, we were treated to donated bagels and juice, warmly welcomed by a Habitat homeowner, given safety instructions by Habitat staff (“keep those hardhats on”) and offered our choice of multiple tasks needed for the designated home. My Dad spent many years as a finish carpenter so I jumped at the chance to scamper up and down a ladder all morning to unroll and nail a covering over the framing seams so insulation could be blown in before the sheet rock was installed.
We were only one of numerous crews working on multiple houses in what is shaping up to be a beautiful neighborhood. Habitat builds community!