Habitat for Humanity Build Day!
Sixteen Rotarians and family members came out to the Ivy City Build Site on Saturday, 9/27, to work on our Club’s Habitat house. This project was initiated as a Centennial Project several years back and is now nearing completion.
The “Rotary” house is part of a larger effort to re-develop this part of the city. While all of the new houses are more energy efficient than existing construction, the three townhouses that are attached to the “Rotary house” will benefit from the most advanced technology available, resulting in 90-95% savings in utility bills. If a few more pieces fall into place, the house will achieve certification as totally passive construction.
After a healthy breakfast of doughnuts and coffee, our group was split up into 4 groups, many of us enjoying the great weather while working outside. Rotarians channeled their inner Bob Vila by swinging hammers, and using electric drills and saws, paint brushes and caulk guns. After a quick break for lunch, the crew worked until 3 PM.
Many thanks to the following Rotarians (and their family and friends) who assisted in this “Rotarians at Work” volunteer day: Gladys Antezana, Josette Conell, Tony Cusack, Howard Davis, Gail Hamill, Pres. Jennifer Hara, Lynn Holec, Dan McCarthy (Reston), Dan Mullin, Arrel Olano, Marta Pentassuglia and her son Pablo, Monica Smith and her mother Donna and Sharon Taylor and her friend John McCarthy.
We will have a few more build days before the house is completed. If you would like to participate in one of these events, please contact Howard Davis.