Build Day with Habitat for Humanity

What would be better than a Build Day on a warm Saturday in February?

Yesterday, I spent the day with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake in Baltimore, as a precursor to the Bike and Build adventure this summer. As an individual amongst 22 other volunteers, we got a lot done on the home that was a badly damaged duplex in the Govan neighborhood.

One volunteer I spoke with had been on this project since October. Since then, she had seen the home go from no back wall or flooring to what it was (as of our Build Day) – all three floors constructed, with studs in place on the top floor, and the entire back of the home built up. Our volunteer coordinator, Matt, mentioned this will be one of approximately 20 homes that this chapter of Habitat builds yearly.


The rear of the home, built since October. On the left is a fellow volunteer, and one of the site supervisors, on the right. Between them is concrete poured earlier that day.

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