Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Habitat of Evansville is very well managed and uses their funds efficiently. They need office and construction volunteers. In both environments, the people you work with are very appreciative, work with you to help you learn new skills, and have a great sense of camaraderie. I like the faith based aspect, too.
Interning with Habitat of Evansville was a remarkable experience that led me to my first job. Working front desk in the office was my favorite because I got to meet new people and build relationships with staff and future homeowners. I would recommend volunteering in the office and/or on the build sites to anyone interested in gaining or maintaining communications and construction skills.
Way to go Habitat!