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 to ensuring the fulfillment
of Habitat vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, the Build-a-Thon takes place
every year in the spring.
About the 2014 Build-a-Thon
The 2014 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon events will take place the week of May 18, 2014 in:
- 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 Milwaukee, 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.
|Habitat AmeriCorps: People, Places and Service. Build-a-Thon 2012
Meet the AmeriCorps members, alumni and Habitat partner families of the 2012 Build-a-Thon.