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Old 05-19-2015, 02:10 PM   #85
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1-week Projects - Summer 2015

If anybody out there is "on the fence" due to the normal two-week Habitat for Humanity project, you have three opportunities this summer to get your feet wet and only commit to one week.

I noticed the following projects listed on the RV Care-A-Vanner build list:

June 21-28: White Sulphur Springs, WV

July 12 - 19: Petersburg, WV

August 23 - 30: Marion, OH

Danielle and I will likely sign-up for one of these but we're not sure which one yet. Still working on our summer calendar.

See the complete project list HERE
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:57 PM   #86
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Danielle and I participated in the July 12 - 19 project in Petersburg, WV. This was a unique project with 60+ high school students and their chaperones on the job site. Danielle and I worked in a crew-leader capacity to guide 8-10 students each day. Wow, was that ever a challenge!

Here are a few pictures showing the progress of the house. We started with a slab, erected SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) exterior walls and conventional interior walls on day one. By the end of the week the roof was complete, the windows were installed, the exterior doors were hung and much of the siding was complete.

It's amazing what can be done when manpower is available!

Habitat for Humanity - building decent, affordable homes.

RV Care-A-Vanners... Travel With A Purpose.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:00 PM   #87
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:37 AM   #88
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Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanners

We recently participated on a special project in Covington, LA recognizing the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. The event was refered to as A Decade of Dedication.

The building project and series of training classes were sponsored by the local affiliate - St. Tammany West, the Disaster Corp arm of Habitat for Humanity International, and RV Care-A-Vanners. There were over 50 people partcipating.

I'll post pictures soon.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:17 AM   #89
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House 1 was underway when we arrived on Monday

We worked on four houses - side by side - some work was started the week prior so some walls were already erected.


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House 2 was also underway


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House 3 started at the slab


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House 4 was also at slab when our group arrived.
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I spent Jan, Feb and most of March on the Thibodeaux build and really enjoyed it. The Habitat supeviser Tony was great and I got to meet and work with a lot of people who were only there for 2 weeks, and the hours are basicly 8:30 to 3 with breaks and lunch its less than a 6 hour work day.
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Bev1940,

Sounds like you had a great time - keep up the good work and post some pictures when you have time.

We were at the same affilaliate several years ago and had a good time too. Lots of great food and friendly people!

Haven't had a bad RV CAV experience yet. They're all different and unique in some way or another. Approach it with an open mind and be flexible and everything will work out.
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Danielle and I were in Omaha, NE recently and volunteered with the Habitat affiliate for two days. This was not an RV CAV project - we simply called ahead to see if they had some work we could help with.

Our Airstream B190 parked in the Habitat lot. The affiliate provided 30/50A, water, WiFi and a shower facility. Dump station is at a nearby campground. Yes, we still have our 29' trailer.

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Lucius trimming the top plate (double plate) on the closet.

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Really commend you for your support of HFH. Thank you for your services and contribution.

Travel safe. I think you found a fantastic way to put smiles on faces. Pat
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I could be interested in doing this but I don't see much opportunity in Canada. The last time I tried to cross into the USA with tools in the car I was turned back at the border and accused of trying to encroach on American jobs by an over zealous border guard. I was going to visit my brother in Cleveland and help him work on his garage. This was pre 911 and border issues were a lot looser then than now.
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Danielle looks like she's working out at the local gym! Good job and hats off to you both!

I just dropped $20 at the local ReStore yesterday for a complete set of great condition leatherbound books on the history of watercraft. Gotta love that store!
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I carry a toolbox for my trailer and have never had a problem at the border. Since lots of retirees head south for the winter it's not a big issue just don't use the V word.
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I carry a toolbox for my trailer and have never had a problem at the border. Since lots of retirees head south for the winter it's not a big issue just don't use the V word.
When the tools include a skilsaw, a cordless drill kit, a carpenter's apron with 2 hammers, a hard hat and safety boots it sets off alarm bells.
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Habitat builds provide all the tools there is no need to carry any you would not use on the trailer.
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