Beth Holm, Administrative Assistant at Vivid Image (also known as the Administrative Super Hero) just recently got involved with the Crow River Habitat for Humanity. When Vivid Image initiated a Community Service involvement program for employees, Habitat for Humanity quickly came to Beth’s mind as an opportunity. She had considered volunteering for them in the past and jumped on board. Beth explained, “I filled out an online volunteer survey and quickly found a broad and unexpected variety of tasks to volunteer for.”
Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
Beth was involved in preparing for and helping at their annual fundraiser – the “Hammer and Nails” Dinner. She sold raffle tickets, collected wine and beer donations for a raffle activity, and attended meetings. On the night of the event, she helped with photography, check-in and check-out of attendees, and ticket sales for games and drawings. The Hammer and Nails Event grossed nearly $18,000 for the organization. Down the road, Beth also wants to help with the actual build too, “I hope to help with some hands-on tasks such as painting on the build when the opportunity arises.”
Habitat for Humanity provides decent housing for families and teaches them lifetime skills to make a difference for others.
A Helping Hand to Deserving Families
Beth described Habitat for Humanity as a “hand-up and not a hand-out”. The low income family that receives the home is carefully selected and must have a stable income and are required to volunteer at least 200-400 hours on their own build project, as well as pay off the balance of the mortgage that remains after donated time and materials are accounted for.
You can get involved too!
The 2015 build involves a pre-built home that is being moved to its new location in Hutchinson, Minnesota on May 12th. You can volunteer your time in a vast variety of ways or donate anything from building materials, office supplies or cash. Learn more on the Habitat for Humanity website.