Habitat Work Day
750 homes in 18 communities across Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard counties have been built to house over 2,500 children and families. Globally, the organization is present in over 70 countries, helping over 22 million people with living conditions in the last 44 years.
As a construction company, Southway interacts with various subcontractors on different projects every day, but we do not always have the opportunity to get down and dirty like they do. With Habitat for Humanity, we were able to put ourselves into the shoes of those we work alongside.
Everyone from the leadership team to preconstruction team members to project managers came out to build a house in the New-Northwood community of Baltimore. However, creating a home for a family does not happen in just a day; it takes time, effort, perseverance, quality and care. Southway volunteers spent the day cutting wood for framing, installing the framing and working with carpenters on various other projects throughout. Even Rachel, our office manager, got to use an electric saw for the first time!
Habitat not only builds homes in the area but has six ReStores which sell new and used furniture, building materials, appliances and more. It also has a program for workplace development called HabiCorps which gives hands-on instruction in carpentry and construction management to low-income individuals.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and how to volunteer, and how they select Habitat partner families, visit https://www.habitatchesapeake.org/about/