Several hundred volunteers, members of Solid Rock Carpenters, over the course of more than a dozen trips, including scorching 90°+ days, have built more than twenty homes in Southern Louisiana in partnership with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Serving and working alongside the families as they rebuild their homes is gratifying as is the fellowship of so many talented and giving volunteers. It is the little ripples of hope seen in the community as they came to witness the efforts of these caring volunteers from all over the country. Ask any volunteer about their experience and they will tell you that it is the reward of working with and getting to know homeowners that is the lasting memory.
Thank you to Rev. Jeff Pruett, John Herring and the many other members of Habitat for Humanity – Washington Parish for their support and inspiration. This has been a most remarkable and fruitful partnership. See you again soon.
As a proud member of Solid Rock Carpenters, I look forward to working with old friends and making new ones on future projects. The opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with people who genuinely care about the well being of others is truly awe inspiring. Getting to know these special volunteers and their stories is one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve had. Its a little known secret that while most volunteers are there to help others, there is a more personal reward from the experience that keeps them coming back.
For those having interest in joining Solid Rock Carpenters on a future trip, take a look at their website for more information. Come join us. You won’t be disappointed.