Habitat for Humanity Story
"The Y needs to be less shy about asking people to give their time. People are really ready to do so."
- Jack, Y Member, Doylestown, PA
Name of Project: House Construction Project
YMCA: Central Bucks Family YMCA, Doylestown, PA
Partner: Habitat for Humanity
Date: Summer 2013
Moving Wall Panels
A group of 11 members volunteered four hours each to move 26 pre-constructed wall panels from a local Habitat for Humanity facility to a new home construction site. The volunteers loaded the panels into a truck, and then followed the truck 30 minutes to the construction site. The panels were unloaded and prepared for the next volunteer group of builders to come in.
Family Has a Place to Call Home
Three months later, with the help of 27 different volunteer groups and 959 volunteer hours total, a family was handed the keys to their new home. The opportunity for affordable homeownership increases this family’s chance for independence and economic well-being. It’s a dream come true!