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|Triangle CUaware volunteers Sara Portis (left), Angela Harrington and Renee Bradley work together to saw particle board for the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home Saturday, May 20.
The Triangle CUaware Council donned hard hats and gloves, and picked up hammers and saws in order to support Habitat for Humanity. The volunteer event took place Saturday, May 20 in Southeast Raleigh.
Despite high humidity and temperatures near 90 by afternoon, nearly 15 volunteers participated, mixing cooperation among cooperatives with sweat equity in order to support a good cause.
“If you haven’t had a chance to volunteer for Habitat, you should really consider it," shared Phil Kadzielawski (Coastal FCU), who worked on one of the saw crews. "There are so many great things about volunteering with them. They are proud to serve the community and have so many wonderful stories to tell."
This is the second Habitat for Humanity volunteer project for the Triangle group. The Triangle CUaware group also worked on a Habitat Home that was in the final stages of construction during the 2015 Holiday Season.
The primary focus of the day's work was sawing and installing particle board for the roof of the home. By the end of the day, the roof was completely covered, and the group headed home. "Volunteering is a great opportunity to build your network and connect with others outside of work," said Kadzielawski. "Plus, you get to learn new skills!”