Today, Paris Group Realty will be spending our day with Habitat for Humanity. With that in mind, we asked them to share with us 5 ways people can get involved with Habitat for Humanity! For more information head over to www.habitatportlandmetro.org
If swinging a hammer and sawing wood sound like your style, you can sign up to help build affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers help Habitat build homes alongside future homeowners who put in 500 hours of "sweat equity" in building their home. If heavy lifting and power tools sound scary, don't worry! Volunteers do everything from painting walls and landscaping, to sorting supplies and pouring coffee.
Habitat for Humanity runs on the generosity of our friends and neighbors. Donations from the community help Habitat build more homes with more low-income families, and in Portland's increasingly expensive housing market, low-income families are the most at-risk of being displaced from their communities. 91.7% of every dollar donated goes directly towards building homes, and as an added bonus, your donation is tax-deductible!
Donate Goods or Services
A donation of goods or services allows Habitat to stretch each dollar we raise even further. If you have extra stock of things like cabinets, flooring, appliances, or windows & doors, we may be interested! If your company does construction services and would be willing to donate your service, we may be interested in that too! Contact Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to see if you have what we're looking for.
Attend an Event
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has two annual events you can attend to learn more about and become more involved with the program. In the spring, the HopeBuilder Breakfast is a free-one hour event that features inspirational speakers and testimonials from future Habitat homeowners. In the fall, the Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and Auction is an exciting silent and live auction, with all proceeds going directly to Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. You can learn more about our events at habitatportlandmetro.org.
Volunteer at the ReStore
The ReStore depends on volunteers to do a variety of jobs that keep the stores running smoothly. They need truck drivers, office assistants, customer service assistants, receiving assistants, stockers and cleaners, and so much more. Look for your closest ReStore and contact them for volunteer opportunities.