The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, INC.Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, INC.
Habitat For Humanity of Marion County is Putting God's love into action in Marion County by stregthening communities, building hope and providing dignified housing solutions through partnerships and empowerment. Read more
Habitat For Humanity of Marion County is Putting God's love into action in Marion County by stregthening communities, building hope and providing dignified housing solutions through partnerships and empowerment.
Together with the community, we work with families to build affordable homes, we work with existing low-income homeowners to repair and rehab homes and we have a special program to offer all of our services to Veterans. All of this is done with the hopes that everyone will oneday have a simple, decent, affordable place to lay thier head at night.
by Heather M. from Ocala, FL
Had a tough experience at ReStore & want to warn others (I'm 67 w college so not stupid): the people there are 90% PAID employees (only 3 vols) & tightly-knit. The work is quite stressful, sweaty & dirty because they have so many donations & no time for much training. As a result, 2 of the paid staff can get pretty irritable. 1 of them interrupts constantly & won't even listen when a volunteer asks anything. I got the impression that some resent volunteers & only tolerate them. In addition, volunteers are not allowed near the cash register where tools are& if you need something, you have to ask & risk being the target of their rude reactions. I was called names & told to "get in the back" when I tried to ask where our scissors were. There is not enough equipment & the paid staff hoard it. If you have really thick skin & want to sweat, work there. If you like a little respect & courtesy, run like heck! I worked there over 2 months. It was great fun if you could stand the rudeness.