In the early morning of Halloween, before others arise, creatures will be seen roaming around the grounds, digging holes, pounding stakes, and maybe letting out screams. No it’s nothing scary. It’s just the East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club volunteering for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Saturday, October 31st 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. What better way to spend the morning of Halloween than to give back to the community. We’d like to make it a fun experience for our club too by asking that you wear some sort of costume. Nothing too extravagant as you will be working and moving around a lot, but maybe silly hats and shirts, or ghoulish looking makeup!
We will be building at 981 Theodore Road. Awendaw, SC, 29429. Our work will focus on foundations, footings and a flooring system for the first home in this new seven home community development.
The partnering homeowner is Krista Wurst and her three-year-old son Jayden. Krista is looking forward to working alongside East Cooper staff and volunteers to fulfill her 350 required sweat equity hours. She is most excited about having a major part in building her own home for herself and her son. She says, “I’m just so glad to be able to help build my home where my son will grow up; not too many people can say they did that.” Krista told us, “A saying that I heard recently that really stuck with me was: ‘What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things that you thanked God for today?’ Just helps me to remember how important is to be grateful! I am so thankful and blessed for this opportunity for my son and me! Words really can’t express it.”
For general safety of the volunteers, we require close toed shoes to be worn on the construction site. General attire for the day should be clothes that can get dirty with the potential of paint or stain coming into contact with them. We suggest old t-shirts, jeans or shorts. Also, we do require that all participants be at least 18 years of age (no exceptions) to ensure compliance with all OSHA standards and regulations.
Please let Dimi Matouchev know if you can volunteer, as he will provide you with a “Release and Waiver of Liability” form that must be completed before coming on-site.