My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Bellflower, CA, USA
Although Los Angeles has been my home for many years, I had been feeling disconnected from the city. Hoping to find a new community of people and a re-connection with LA, I reached out to Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles... an organization I had championed only from a distance for many years. From day one I was welcomed in a way I've never experienced in decades of volunteering. Despite my complete lack of construction knowledge, the staff and crew leaders seemed genuinely excited about my participation, partner families expressed heartfelt appreciation for my time and fellow volunteers were eager to share encouragement and laughs as we built alongside each other.
After only two volunteer days I signed up for the Habitat crew leader program and completed my training and hours this month. Now volunteering on a weekly basis, I feel more and more like a part of the Habitat family - I am learning how to build, helping deserving families, developing a sense of community with the 'regulars' (staff, crew leaders and skilled volunteers) and, once again, feeling connected to my city.