Trojan Diary: Helping Out With Habitat For Humanity

Oct. 7, 2008

On September 6, our team had the opportunity to partake in a life-changing experience.

Having the privilege to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity has helped me realize that I take some things for granted. We helped build homes for families that are less fortunate than we are; for families that are struggling to survive. But we weren't just building homes, we were helping create their futures.

Let me explain: One of the families rents a room in a very nice house that another family lives in and owns. They are designated certain hours to use other parts of the house.

Imagine being told you can only use the bathroom between 5 and 6, or that you're allowed only 20 minutes in a certain room. It's sad. They have a disabled son and sadly, the owners won't allow them to take the child's wheelchair into the home. Can you imagine such living conditions?

These people deserve better, and through Habitat for Humanity they will get just that. In doing our part to help provide a better life for the families, some of us stood on rooftops and hammered in nails, while others learned how to use an electric saw and spent their time digging trenches for the piping for electricity and plumbing. And it is because of this I can proudly say that our team used water hoses, hammers, shovels, and electric saws to add to this family's happiness.

~Love & Light

#1 Camille LeNoir

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