Habitat for Humanity Project


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Habitat for Humanity Project
A new pre-conference activity on Sunday! Be part of the thirty-person ERAPPA team ready to offer light carpentry, painting, or other “home”skills to a Providence area build. Exhaustion probably never felt so good! Habitat for Humanity (HFH) assists families by building safe, well-constructed homes. HFH utilizes volunteer labor and donated funds to provide a “hand-up” not a “hand out,” to its partner families. Homeowners are selected based upon their need, their demonstrated ability to handle personal finances, and their willingness to contribute a minimum of 350 “sweat equity” hours during the construction of their home. Upon completion, Habitat homes are purchased by the homeowner using a no-interest mortgage. Monthly mortgage payments are then directed toward future homebuilding efforts.

Details for the ERAPPA 2015 activity:
  • Work day – 8a to 3p
  • Transportation approximately 30-40 minutes (depending on site)
  • Lunch provided
  • All tools/hardhats provided
  • Participants should wear “older” clothes as you may be painting, etc. Dress in layers. Sturdy footwear is required (sneakers are OK; no open-toed shoes)
  • Prior construction knowledge is not necessary – just a positive attitude! You will be taught all the skills you will need.

If your schedule will not permit your active participation on Sunday, you are able to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity by clicking the icon on your conference registration page.

When: Sunday, October 4th, 7:30am to 3:30pm
Where to Meet: Lobby / Omni Providence
Cost: $20 per person
Capacity: Limited to 30 participants