Thursday, Nov. 29
A typical day as a Cars for Homes Carter Work Project volunteer.
6 a.m. - The morning’s early risers filter into the dining tent for breakfast.
6:30 a.m. - The first bus leaves for the Santo work site, taking the construction leaders to the build site.
7 a.m. - Volunteers are transported in nine buses to the work site. Trips to the work site take about 35 minutes down narrow dirt roads.
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Work begins. Projects include roofing, carpentry, wall set-up, hanging cement board, installing hurricane clips, painting and more! The crew leader helps determine what the daily projects will be and helps instruct members of the team on best practices and tips for that day’s projects. A safety monitor is on constant watch encouraging safe ladder use, hard hats and drinking plenty of electrolytes.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch at the work site is served.
12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. - Work continues on the home.
4 p.m.-5 p.m. - The buses return to the Christianville camp area.
6 p.m. - Dinner begins in the food tent. The Irish nonprofit Haven provides a delicious and organized dining experience. Haven focuses on providing emergency relief to Haitian residents in the wake of the earthquake. This year and last, Haven volunteers come from all over Ireland to join Habitat for Humanity’s CWP. helping to prepare volunteer meals, home building and logistical tasks.
7 p.m. - Nightly entertainment and meetings are held, helping explain topics like the history of Haiti, the future of the rebuild efforts, information about the Carters, slide shows, talent shows and more.
10 p.m. - Lights out.