[internetworkers] Charity -tearing down and building houses

James Dasher jdasher at ibiblio.org
Tue Sep 28 20:08:59 EDT 2004


On Sep 28, 2004, at 1:38 PM, Jeremy Portzer wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 09:12, Corey Wilson wrote:
>
>> Recent disaster relief efforts aside, what are some well regarded
>> charities in the area that would be happy to accept a volunteer's time
>> (as opposed to money)?  We'd prefer the charity to be both secular and
>> non-political, and would like to see our efforts make a lasting
>> difference, as opposed to the "give a man a fish" mentality of soup
>> kitchens, etc.
>>
>
> If you prefer building houses, even if you don't have handyman skils,
> consider Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat is not just "give a man a fish"
> as recipients of Habitat houses spend hundreds of hours working on 
> their
> house with the volunteers, and are required to pay for the cost of
> building materials with a mortgage.  See, for example,
> http://www.habitatwake.org/

Also, the construction boss and director of volunteers, a guy named 
Mike Dasher, is a stand-up sort.  I've known him for most of his life, 
and think you'll probably like working with him.

Cheers --

-- 
James Dasher
misterdasher dot com
IM misterdasher




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