The Cranes

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Two weeks ago I joined the Habitat for Humanity Club. The club’s biggest mission is to help construct homes for those who are in need of a stable, secure home. The club also takes part in the festival in Watkinsville. This festival is during the fall time, the club’s duty is to have a table and sell something meaningful to our club. The money that is fundraised at the festival goes towards the fees for the Spring break trip. Each year the club makes their way out of town to help construct a home for a family, constructed within a week. The festival helps us to become closer to reaching our goal of going out of town to build a home for a family. The club also takes part in putting together a 5k race for the town. I am looking forward to becoming a part of this club and reaching out to help the lives of others. The clubs first habitat for humanity build of the 2012-2013 school year took place in Athens. The volunteers had three tasks that they could help out with. One was to help put up the wood on the roof, another was helping to dig holes (literally), and the other was to mix concrete and put the concrete in the holes. The volunteers who felt confident on the roof got right to work. I began by unraveling electric cords and connecting them to the electricity. I then had to take the cords and take them through the house. Following that, a few others and I were assigned to dig holes. These holes were to be the posts for a porch. The sizes of the holes were probably 3x3x3 feet. This project could not have been completed without teamwork. One volunteer would help to break up the dirt, another would shovel the dirt out, and one would use a pick to even out the edges of the square hole. There were three holes to be completed. The volunteers and I developed a small “system” in order to get things running smoothly. Various breaks were taken throughout the morning in order…...

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