Habitat For Humanity: Fort Collins, Colorado
This past June, I had the privilege of spending a week with five other Neumann University students on a Habitat for Humanity service trip to Fort Collins, Colorado. We worked in the Habitat ReStore, a store operated by the local Habitat for Humanity organization that accepts donations to sell to the public at a fraction of the retail price, whose proceeds help support the operation of the local Habitat office. At the restore, we were able to assist breaking down furniture and organizing their inventory. It was incredibly fun demolishing the broken furniture and sharing memories with our group and Sarah, an employee at the store.
The rest of the week we worked on the build site with Brac and Harry (and other daily volunteers). Brac and Harry were very nice and helpful. Some of us had never held a hammer in our life, but they demonstrated incredible patience as they taught us how to use the tools safely.
My favorite part of the entire trip was our last workday. Because of the bad weather, only people on site were Brac, Harry and the 8 of us. We all were working on the top of one house together at the same time. Everyone was doing something, and we were all laughing and having a great time. This service trip opened me up to trying new things, helped me recognize the beauty in how everyone is different and that when you work together, you get the job done. We had a fantastic week growing our faith, friendships and memories.