| Posted on 29 April, 2015

By Anna Fitzgerald, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator

As we close out National Volunteer Month, we are excited about the work of our committed Habitat volunteers – the real lifeblood of our organization. Each volunteer selflessly donates their time, talents and resources — playing an essential role in our mission to eliminate substandard housing conditions in South Hampton Roads.  This year, we are especially proud to acknowledge our dedicated, hard-working Red Hats, who received the 40th Annual Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award as recognition for their commitment to service and volunteerism in the community.  We salute you!

Unlike many organizations, Habitat’s mission is based on volunteerism.  Without the support of countless men, women and youth of all ages who brave the elements on worksites, we would not be able to provide safe, affordable homes to hardworking families in South Hampton Roads.  On average, we engage more than 1,000 volunteers per year whose total net contribution, when valued at $10 per hour, amount to $180,000 of labor.  Whether heading to a construction site in a hard hat and work gloves or providing assistance in one of our three ReStores, Habitat volunteers are vital to the organization’s mission.

We salute our volunteers —not only this month, but all year long – for their unwavering service to the community. For more information on how you can get involved in our Volunteer Program, check out our Volunteer Hub.  Together, we can work to rebuild the American dream.


Anna Fitzgerald
Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator


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