Habitat for Humanity's Global Village volunteer program  

 Featured News

From the RV Care-A-Vanner Coordinator,
On a build, I like to make one of my devotions about Habitat's mission statement. I think it is always good to review the "Why" in Why We Build.

Habitat for Humanity's mission statement:
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Think about it. What does that mean to you?...Read further

Team leader corner
A heartfelt "Thank You" to our phenomenal June and July Team leaders: Jay and Linda Buchtel; Carl and Linda Schmidt; Jerry and Lori McHugh; Monte and Nancy DeVore (X2); Edward Behnke and Sandra Jackson; Robert and Doris Meyer; Paul and Janet Wilson; Greg and Karen Harbage; Ricci and Jane Saeger; Lowell and Gwen Larson; Pamela and Robert Garlett; Larry and Janet McClintock; Johnnie and Pat Deckle; and Roger and Linda Harvey... Read further

From the registration desk
Summer in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts is awesome! I hope wherever this newsletter finds you, your summer is as enjoyable.

This month's tidbits from the registration desk...Read further

Save the date!

Save the date for Habitat on the Hill 2013

Disaster Response

We have two active areas that need of house leaders right now.

Can you read a blueprint, problem solve construction issues and lead a team of volunteers? Then you can be a house leader!

  • Southern Indiana, where Bill Moriarty is looking for house leaders immediately.
  • Also needing help is Northern Kentucky, hit by the same tornado.

Read further and find out how you can help these areas.

trips In Memoriam

Goodbye to a Crazy New Mexico Cowboy
by Brenda Sawyer

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Don Stover on July 16.

Up until his illness in late 2010, Don was a Construction Supervisor for the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity and a Care-A-Vanner. In addition to participating in the construction of over 50 homes, he was instrumental in making Las Cruces the popular Care-A-Vanner site it has become...Read further

 Fundraising Update

On behalf of John and Joyce Williams, the Good Sam Club donated $10,000 to the RV Care-A-Vanners Program. You may see John and Joyce at upcoming RV Rallies representing the RV Care-A-Vanners. Be sure to thank them for their hard work and their great accomplishment.

While this money will go a long way towards growing and sustaining RV Care-A-Vanners, we all need to supplement our program with our own donations. Please make a contribution or consider a monthly donation ...Read further

trips Upcoming Builds


  • Brookings, SD needs builders Aug. 19-Sept. 1. Accommodations are at Larson Manufacturing, who gave the RV CAV program our $30,000 grant. So let's support this affiliate! Join this build
  • Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity will have numerous ongoing builds and welcome Care-A-Vanners throughout the entire summer! Our goal is to build six new homes, a handful of rehab homes in the flood impacted area, and many A Brush with Kindness homes (exterior repairs and painting). To join these builds, please contact Beth Leonas at or 319-366-4485.

Read further

The build list is updated on Fridays with any new builds that affiliates have scheduled. Be sure and check the list regularly to see if any have been added.

Welcome new Care-A-Vanners

Ira Baumgarten, Daniel Bullins, Frank and Melina Christianson, Janice Dutton, Richard Greer, Brian and Cindy Hopkins, Louis Hopper, Greg Janson, Jerry and Judi Kennel, Carl and Arletta Schaffer, Dan Smith, Larry and Kay Sawatzki, Randy and Colette Szczesny.

My apologies if I have included a seasoned Care-A-Vanner or if this is a duplication. Habitat for Humanity is grateful for the work that you do!

 Safety Corner

OSHA's top 25 safety violations

Over the past six months, I've mentioned some of the most common safety concerns to look for. Mary V. sent me a link to OSHA's list of top 25 safety violations. Here are the few that seem relevant to Care-A-Vanner worksites...Read further

Questions, cancellations or concerns?
1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7534
1-229-410-7534 (direct)
RV CAV staff contact info

Team leaders needed
Email Brenda if you are available.

  • Sept. 9-23, Mankato, MN
  • Sept. 23-Oct. 7, Jackson, WY
  • Oct. 21-Nov 4, Lucedale, MS

Register for a build online
Step-by-step instructions

Roster updates
Please email updated roster information to or
Or call 1-229-410-7534.

Report Care-A-Vanner hours
Help us keep track of total volunteer hours contributed, and partner families served.Please email these stats from your drop-in or ongoing builds to

Donate to RV Care-A-Vanners
How to donate money or vehicles


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