Today we went to one of Habitat for Humanity’s offices which was located next to their store called the ReStore. They explained it as a Goodwill/Home Depot. When I get a house, I may shop there, they had a huge selection of supplies for homes! When we first got there, we learned a great deal about all the amazing things Habitat for Humanity does and the great service the volunteers provide to the organization. It’s crazy to think about how Habitat for Humanity builds thousands of homes a year and we will be helping to build one of them!
Afterwards we volunteered in the ReStore for a couple hours. At first, It was a little confusing what we should be doing but it was fun to figure it alongside everyone and see the end product of our amazing organizational skills.
Once we were done volunteering in the store, we got to hangout as we ate lunch as we waited for the Tacoma affordable housing panel to arrive. It was interesting to discover how many variables play into the effort of affordable housing. I remember Daniel Murillo, the City of Tacoma housing division manager, making note of how there isn’t just one solution to affordable housing but it requires a great deal of collaboration. I’m excited for the following days especially for when we go on site and begin working on the house.
Well, it’s off to eat some fantastic burritos with Jesuit Volunteers for dinner.