LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — When it comes to Habitat for Humanity, the homes don't build themselves. That's why the organization relies on volunteers.
"Typically we average between ten and 16 new houses a year,” said Lee Record, a project manager for Lexington Habitat for Humanity.
This means a lot of helping hands are needed.
"With all of our efforts here in Lexington, we have up to 30,000 of volunteers from corporations, from our faith communities and from individuals who just want to give back to their community,” said Jeremiah Myers, Resource Development Manager for Lexington Habitat for Humanity.
Lexington Habitat for Humanity is always looking for more help though.
"Whether it be us building houses or remodeling houses, Love Your Neighborhood program and even the two ReStores, we all need volunteers,” said Record.
Habitat officials also depend on partnering with other organizations, like Thrivent Financial, who is sponsoring the build at 230 East Sixth Street.
"For these particular faith builds here in central Kentucky, we've contributed $124,000 to match the donations of churches,” said Rob Lawson, Regional Director for Thrivent Financial. “Not only through being good stewards of financial resources, we've also seen the churches come out in full force and be good stewards of their time and talent to help their neighbors.”
If you'd like to be a volunteer, you can register online at www.lexhabitat.org.