ROAR, Americorps & Care-A-Vanners
Speaking of those EIGHT houses under construction...
In an effort to get those houses built so homeowners can move in sooner, we lined up some traveling volunteer groups to help us build on weekdays for a few weeks. Silver Spring Presbyterian Church's ROAR (Reach Out And Rebuild) group just finished up their week of building and turned two slabs of concrete into houses that are framed, interior & exterior walls up, and ready for trusses! This amazing group of 30+ individuals drove down from Pennsylvania for the second year in a row just to build with us.
Also in February, we're welcoming the Care-A-Vanners back for their second year for a 2-week stay, and an Americorps National Civilian Community Corps group will also arrive in February. We are hosting the Americorps volunteers in partnership with our friends at Rebuilding Together of North Central Florida, and the group will split their six weeks of volunteering between our two organizations. All of these volunteer groups are in addition to our regularly-scheduled Saturday volunteer build days, so these houses will really be moving along this month!