I am pleased to announce that the RV Care-A-Vanner Program has received a $30,000 grant from Larsen Manufacturing. This money will be used to fund our first Disaster Response Training Course and to support the RV CAV desk, supplying us with more laptops. This grant will also allow us to attend some RV Rallies in search of new members and to attend next years Affiliate Conference to recruit new affiliates.
This is a wonderful development for the program, but I need all CAV to help support our mission. I would like to challenge the RV CAV to match this grant through our own donations to our program. Please make a donation.
From the RV Care-A-Vanner Coordinator,
With hurricane season here, it is time to give you an update on the RV CAV partnership with Disaster Response. I have gotten a good response to my plea for Disaster Corp Volunteers and house leaders, but I know there are more of you out there who could help and want to help...Read further
Team leader corner
First, a big "THANK YOU" to our marvelous May team leaders, Ron and Jean Gratz, Jake Newell, Betty Jo Powell, and Glenn and Carol Dunn. The question of dietary restrictions came up recently...Read further
From the registration desk
Larry and I are enjoying our time here in the beautiful Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and hope wherever this newsletter finds you, that you are also having some great experiences. One reminder this month...Read further
I am currently in communication with three disaster zones:
- Henryville, IN where tornados devastated several small communities in March.
- Morehead Area HFH in Northern Kentucky, hit by the same tornado outbreak that affected Henryville.
- Tuscaloosa is starting their rebuild after a devastating tornado two years ago.
Read further and find out how you can help these areas.
A CAV Team Who Went Above and Beyond
I would just like to say thanks to the Willow River, MN build team. They were building when the heavy rains hit northeastern MN, dropping 12 inches of rain in 24 hours.
Camped along a river bank, they were forced to seek higher ground twice with their rigs finally landing in a high school parking lot surrounded by water. Instead of taking the day off, they filled sand bags.
They were back to work building the next day. Thanks to the entire team for representing the CAV so well and thanks to Lowell and Gwen Larson for their leadership in an emergency.
- Brookings, South Dakota, July 29. Heads up, Brookings is in need of six rigs. Join this build
- Tipton, Iowa, July 22. The affiliate is asking for five rigs and so far only one has signed up for beautiful Tipton, Iowa. Won’t you take two weeks and work with the N3C group of 10 AmeriCorp folks? Join this build
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
Roy and Carol Barriere, Lee Blayden, Thomas and Melissa Buchanan, Alexandria Bloechl and William Burton, Judy Eckdahl, Kathleen Sauser and Alan Frease, Carol and John Goergen, Russ and Nancy Johnston, George and Cathye Merryweather, Robert and Ruth Papanu, Tom Rondeau, Jimmy Smith, Richard and Shirley vonBergen, Bruce and Carol Weimer.
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!
Just a few ideas to think about when you're on the job site using a circular saw or watching someone else in your team using one...Read further
Circular saw safety
Questions, cancellations or concerns?
1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7534
RV CAV staff contact info
Team leaders needed
Email Brenda if you are available.
- Sept 9-16
West Bainbridge, NY
- Sept 23-Oct 7
- Sept 23-Oct 7
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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