Volunteers have heart
Habitat and volunteering go hand in hand. If not for the generosity of so many in our community who give their time and talent, we wouldn’t be able to build affordable homes in partnership with local families in need. While most people think of Habitat volunteers as people spending long, hot days building homes, not all of them swing hammers on the jobsite. Construction volunteers are certainly a big part of who we are as an organization, but raising walls and hanging siding aren’t the only ways to make a difference for families in our community. Many volunteers help out with special projects in our office, assist customers in our ReStores or offer their time helping to teach homeownership classes. Others are English as Second Language tutors and Selection Committee volunteers. Then there are a few people in our community who come up with ways to combine their passion for helping others with their other passions in life.
One very dedicated volunteer, Terry, has taken on a unique and very helpful role within the organization. He attends our Home Dedication Ceremonies with his Nikon D7100 in hand, ready to capture the laughter, tears of joy, and the overwhelming sense of gratitude that are the trademarks of each and every one that we celebrate. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Terry has given us infinite stories to tell. His beautiful photography helps us share the unique journeys of our partner families, as well as the Habitat story. Terry recently took the time to put together a collection of some of his favorite moments and he shared a few words with us about his experience behind the lens for Habitat Collier. Read on to see what he has to say.
In his own words