accompliSH – Habitat for Humanity

By March 28, 2017Community, News, Team

AccompliSH was the word we choose when we ordered the shirts for our Habitat for Humanity home build.

IMG_0689I think, we did accomplish what we set out to do. Not just helping this great organization by creating the plans for the buildings, but to get involved, get down and dirty, giving our time and sweat to build them.

I am so proud of all of SH Architecture employees to get together for a fun day on-site and help frame the last set of houses on the Merze-Ward lots. Looking through all the pictures that we took, all the work we did, it was well worth it.

IMG_0880Since the first time I was asked by John Anderson to work on these homes at our office, I’ve felt the calling to make a difference in people’s lives and be more involved.

I have decided to see through this development from the beginning, so I have been out every week volunteering my time to help on-site and follow the progress.  Through my time on the houses, I have met volunteers from different companies who wanted to help these families, who cannot afford to have roof above their head. I have learned a lot about the construction of wood framed homes, the process of bringing in different trades, dealing with the IMG_3375permits and inspections. Throughout my experience, I feel I grew in my profession and met a lot of incredible and inspiring people.

On March 9th of this year we were invited to the dedication of the last home at this location, before we move to the next set of homes, that are currently under the permitting process. I have to say, I get emotional every time, when all the people that are involved in the process, from the Youth Build kids to the Habitat for Humanity employees are at the dedication and presenting the home for the families. There is something about this generous gift that brings people together to help each other. I am proud and blessed to be involved in this process.

Post written by – Laszlo Herczeg

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.

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