Three ways we're helping with hurricane recovery.
In line with our vision of "a world where everyone has a decent place to live"; Flower City Habitat is joining Habitat affiliates from around the world to support the "Habitat Hammers Back" hurricane recovery initiative.
Here are the first three steps we are taking from Rochester to support our not-as-near neighbors and our extended Habitat Family. Please join us in striving to live our values by doing any of the following steps that you can.
Step 1: Supply drive for immediate needs in Puerto Rico.
(In partnership with AmeriCorps members across NYS. Led locally by Kim Lewis, our AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator.)
From October 1st through November 17th, we are collecting batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, soap, detergent, cases of water, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, deodorant, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products.
New, unopened items can be dropped off Mon-Sat 9-5 at both Habitat ReStore locations (755 Culver Road and 2199 E. Henrietta Rd). We are collecting now through Fri, November 17th.
STEP 2: Fundraising to rebuild in Texas, Florida, & Puerto Rico.
(In partnership with UR's Simon Business School and Habitat Young Professionals.)
In August 2017, we partnered with over 120 Simon MBA students on an amazing volunteer day where we framed the walls for two houses in one day; and just a few weeks later, students asked us how they could get involved in the hurricane relief effort.
Together, we have set an initial fundraising goal of $2,000 to support this initiative. Click here to donate or join the campaign.
STEP 3: Long-term "Global Village" volunteer program.
The Global Village program will inform and engage the Rochester community with ways to support and participate in Habitat for Humanity’s national and global initiatives. We just launched our locally-based volunteer program and are currently looking for committee members.
Committee members are the core group of dedicated volunteers that work with Habitat staff to set goals, strategy, and processes for each volunteer program. More than just an "ideas committee", committee members must also be dedicated to implementing processes, performing tasks, and supporting teams to achieve goals. Each individual on the committee can focus their efforts based on their interest, skills, and availability.
Some focuses include: advocacy, disaster relief, event planning, global village trips, liaison to partner organizations, outreach, research, promotions, photography, social media, volunteer coordination, recruitment and more.
If you are interested in joining the global village committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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