My first project with Habitat for Humanity was a rewarding experience. I enjoyed being able to do so much good for the less fortunate members of my community.
I wanted to support the nonprofit organization again and turned to my Perficient team in Lafayette, LA, this time to join along. I reached out to our local Habitat for Humanity contact and rounded up a group of eight civic-minded colleagues and three friends and family members.
- Spackled the exterior paint job
- Sanded rough spots
- Put a coat of paint on the window and door frames as well as the corners and the bottom border
- Sanded the indoor frames smooth
- Coped baseboards
- Primed closet poles
We split up into two teams – indoor and outdoor. It was a beautiful day, so the outside work was not too hot. I was part of the outdoor crew, and we played music and chatted with each other and the Habitat for Humanity crew.
It feels good to know someone who needs this will benefit from our work.
These types of residential renovation opportunities are important to our community. The cost of housing keeps climbing, and many low-income families are unable to afford it. If they can, the roof over their heads is typically all they can afford. Habitat for Humanity gives these families a chance to get on their feet.