Habitat for Humanity By: Brooke Boyle
November 9, 2012
This year the Gladbrook Reinbeck High School wanted to try something different and decided to volunteer to help with Habitat for Humanity. Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity has been building simple, affordable homes with Habitat families and volunteers since 1990. They serve the counties of Black Hawk, Bremer, and Butler. Students and staff members at G-R are able to go work at one of the four locations in Waterloo/Cedar Falls to help build homes. There are four dates in which students and staff can choose from: Thursday, November 15th, Friday, November 16th, Thursday, November 29th, and Friday, November 30th. To be a part of this experience a student is required to be at least sixteen years of age and have good attendance for this school year. A total of 80 students will be able to lend a helping hand in Habitat for Humanity. The students and staff that attend will arrive at the work site at around 8:30 A.M. and will get done around 3:30 P.M. Their lunch break will be around noon. Shortly after the students and staff arrive, there will be a safety talk and instructions on how to do the tasks. There will be a limit of ten volunteers in a group per worksite. If this is a successful event and many people benefit from it, we will continue doing it in the future.
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