The annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon engages communities in week-long blitz builds
The AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon brings together Habitat AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps alums and community volunteers, families and partners for week-long blitz builds. Build-a-Thon events are held in partnership with local communities and Habitat affiliates and help to meet the host community’s needs for affordable housing while celebrating AmeriCorps members’ service and impact.
Providing an opportunity to meet others who are committed to service and ensuring the fulfillment of Habitats vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, the Build-a-Thon occurs every spring.
About the 2014 Build-a-Thon | Week of May 18, 2014
- Des Moines, Iowa - Members will partner with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes and repair at least 11 others in the Martin Luther King Jr. Park neighborhood. A community service project is also planned.
- Raleigh, North Carolina - In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, AmeriCorps members will build five new homes and work on at least five Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative projects.
- St. Croix, Wisconsin - With Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate which serves four rural counties about 90 minutes from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, AmeriCorps members help with new construction, home repairs and A Brush with Kindness projects. This is the second year in a row Wild Rivers has hosted a Build-a-Thon.