Thursday, March 22, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Build # 12: Fort Myers, Florida

After our "spring break", we headed south to Fort Myers, Florida for another two week Habitat for Humanity build. Working with four other Care-a-Vanner couples, we helped get a number of houses in the Majorca Palms neighborhood closer to completion.

Our Habitat supervisors always made sure there was plenty of work to keep us busy ...

... which was good because this mighty crew with our matching blue shirts definitely had the talent and drive to get it done! Having traveled from California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio and Florida, we all were ready to lend a helping hand to families in need of decent and affordable housing in southern Florida.

Even Lucy, Lani and Otto's Portuguese Water Dog, sensed the need to put on her own Care-a-Vanner t-shirt and lend a helping paw!

Local Habitat affiliates, like Fort Myers, offer a free or discounted place for us to park our RVs in exchange for our construction "expertise". Builds like this are offered all year long around the US. Click HERE to get an idea of some of the areas that are open for you to explore.

Beautiful sandy beaches,

... and tropical sunsets drew us to the Fort Myers area. 

But it was the enthusiasm of this group of friends that left the best lasting impression of the Fort Myers area. Every member of our team cheerfully used their unique skills to help bring eight different houses closer to becoming homes.

From Karen's precise painting of trim,

... to Gary's drywall patching perfection,

... to Joe's "Fabuloso" job of cleaning tubs,

... to Jane's shiny clean countertops,

... to Lynda's window washing wonders,

... to Bill's door hanging heroics,

... to Otto's "no ladder necessary" ceiling painting,

... to Lani's "come on in" perfectly painted door,

... to Doug's sure fitting soffit,

... to my precisely puttied nail holes,

... to Lucy's "approval" for work well done
as she joined us during our lunch break,

We came to realize that ...

in helping bring a family home!

Until next time ... Share your helping hand ... and enjoy the adventures in your life!

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