When you hear about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, the first thought that might come to mind is a hammer and nails. While our volunteers that help with the actual construction of our homes are invaluable, so are the countless volunteers that help our organization in other ways as well.
Meet Mike Baughman. Mike, a truck driver from Perryville, MO, injured his back on the job. After a great deal of therapy, he was cleared to perform light duty work prior to being able to return to the rigors of his old job. Mike drives down from Perryville 4 days a week and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity’s Cape Girardeau Restore. Here, you’ll find him opening boxes, pricing items, placing items for sale on the store’s shelves, organizing items and more. Mike Baughman has been a great asset and an invaluable volunteer.
The Habitat vision sees a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We can only accomplish that mission with the help and support of caring volunteers that serve in a myriad of ways.
So, in the future, when you hear about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, know that opportunities abound. Would you like to volunteer? Whether you pick up a hammer or a pricing gun, nails or pricing labels, a sheet of plywood or a mop, know that your willingness to serve as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity makes a very real difference!