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Old 01-23-2018, 05:32 PM   #127
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Several RV CAVers met at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa recently and staffed an information booth and provided daily seminars to help spread the word at Habitat for Humanity and more specifically, the RV Care-A-Vanner program.

At the SuperShow we made contact with over 1100 people via the booth and seminars. That's HUGE! Several hundred of those points of contact signed up for the monthly newsletter so we hope some new "builders" will be volunteering soon.

Don't overlook the fact that RV CAVers can volunteer in a variety of ways - it's not necessary to swing a hammer or operate a power tool - you can work with Collegiate Challenge to give direction to college students on spring break, take the training to become a Competent Person Safety Trainer (CPST) and train others on the topic of jobsite safety, help out in the ReStore or participate in any number of other ways to support the cause of building decent, affordable housing.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:01 PM   #128
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Any Care-A-Vanners out there? Tell us about your experiences or “builds” you have scheduled. We’re going to be in Omaha, NE for a few days in late spring.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:01 PM   #129
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Just a quick report on our experience as first-timers at Hobbs, NM, February 11-25. In a nutshell: I don't see how it could have been any better.

We had a first rate place to park with full hookups (no charge), we were steps away from the building site, we had a meeting room on-site where we shared meals, we were extremely well fed (someone was ALWAYS bringing in donuts, pastries, BBQ,etc), and finally, we were very capably and patiently supervised. What really made it special were the people we worked with and, of course, the homeowners and their families that we met during the build.

Here is a link to a quick video that will give you a better idea, https://photos.app.goo.gl/fMwSpY958FwkCW4x2
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:00 PM   #130
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Just a quick report on our experience as first-timers at Hobbs, NM, February 11-25. In a nutshell: I don't see how it could have been any better.

We had a first rate place to park with full hookups (no charge), we were steps away from the building site, we had a meeting room on-site where we shared meals, we were extremely well fed (someone was ALWAYS bringing in donuts, pastries, BBQ,etc), and finally, we were very capably and patiently supervised. What really made it special were the people we worked with and, of course, the homeowners and their families that we met during the build.
We've heard good things about Hobbs, NM and it sounds like you experienced the best of it! We'll be sure to put the Hobbs Habitat affiliate on our list of places to consider the next time we're in the Southwest.
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:13 PM   #131
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Need Help at the 2018 WBCCI Rally in Salem

Are there any WBCCI members who have worked on Habitat for Humanity projects and attending the WBCCI International Rally in Salem in 2018?

If so, please send me a PM. RV CAV needs help to provide a seminar at the WBCCI rally. It's not difficult and I will be glad to offer some tips. The PowerPoint slides are available to download and WBCCI will provide the projector, seminar room, schedule the event, etc. All you need to do is show the slides and tell people about your experience.

Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:35 PM   #132
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We have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity with a church group for many years. 2018 was our first experience with the Care-A-Vanners, in Mandiville, LA. It was such a great time, we have signed up for a two week stint in Thibideau, LA in 2019. Really looking forward to living in the Flying Cloud, escaping a bit of winter in Minnesota and doing some construction.
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