Helena is the Capitol city of Montana. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and the largest employer is the state government. Nestled against the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains, near the scenic Missouri River, Helena is a historic town with an Old West culture and unparalleled natural beauty.
This year is the 20th Anniversary for the Helena Area Habitat for Humanity
affiliate. The Global Village crew will part of the week-long 20th anniversary celebration.
Helena Area Habitat for Humanity has built 29 homes since opening in 1992. Global Village Crew members can anticipate participating laying the foundation for the 30th home.
Itinerary (8 days)
June 10 (Sunday): Arrive in Helena and attend welcome dinner.
June 11 (Monday): Build for the day then tour historic Helena.
June 12 (Tuesday): Build for the day then take a Rocky Mountain nature hike.
June 13(Wednesday): Build for day then have a free night.
June 14 (Thursday): Build for the day then tour The Montana Historical Society
June 15 (Friday): Build for the day then attend the 20th anniversary evening bash.
June 16 (Saturday): Day vacation by boat to The Gates of The Mountains Wilderness, then attend the farewell awards and Wild West dinner.
June 17 (Sunday): Depart from Helena.
The crew will stay in comfortable quad-dormitories at beautiful Carroll College. Four separate bedrooms share a common bathroom, living room and kitchenette. Breakfast will be offered at the college, snacks and lunch will be brought to the construction site and dinners will be held in a variety of volunteer homes, churches and restaurants.
The cost of the trip is $1,200. This price includes lodging, food, ground transportation, cultural tours, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials and a donation to the host affiliate and Habitat for Humanity International. This cost does not include transportation from the crew’s point of departure to Helena and returning home.
Melony Bruhn has been the executive director of Helena Area Habitat for Humanity for the last ten years. Mel has hosted twelve Global Village teams. She is enthusiastic and has an extensive knowledge of western culture and history.
Ross Meyer is the construction supervisor for the Helena program and will lead the team safely and instructively through the construction process.
Your Habitat experience in Helena, Montana will be an adventure you will remember for a lifetime.
Contact: Melony Bruhn, executive director
Phone: 406-449-4663, ext. 102