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Our volunteers woke up bright and early the morning of November 3rd and met at the Taxi development parking lot to carpool up to Kittredge, a small community about 20 minutes west of Morrison. We were greeted by the Blue Spruce Habitat Construction Manager, Stephen Colella, who was holding a very long To-Do List. Our ladies got busy checking off items on the list. The site is situated on a steep slope and one of the tasks was to carry SIP panels down to the northern low end of the duplex to begin installing them. It’s hard enough to balance and walk down that slope but carrying something bulky and heavy makes that even more fun. Those who weren’t busy hauling were put to work hammering, seeding, cutting and drilling. There was no shortage of things to do and we had a lot of fun doing it! The home owners of the duplex units came to the site to finalize their carpet selections and were able to jump in and help with some of the SIP erection.

WiD has participated in Habitat build days since we first formed as a group and it’s no mystery to me as to why we continue to do so. Building community and building for a purpose can have its rewards and these may vary from person to person. For me, I feel in touch with something bigger than my day-to-day perspective might yield and it strengthens my spirit and passion for my field. We also have some wonderful members and these build days are a great way to get to know each other…..building homes and friendships. This past build day was a total success and we all had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to our next build day on December 8th! Sign up now to reserve your spot! Hurry, space is limited!

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written by Kathy Ford

WiD Outreach Co-Chair

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