Built Gives Back: Build Day with Habitat for Humanity
Even though the Built team had the day off in celebration of Juneteenth, these Builters took the opportunity to give back to the community. Eighteen members of the Built team partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville on Friday, June 18 to help build a portion of Sherwood Commons—an energy-efficient community of townhomes. Habitat for Humanity “provides homeownership opportunities for working men and women who are unable to obtain a traditional mortgage.” Our team is proud to serve the Nashville community through building—here’s a quick recap of their build day.
When asked what their favorite part of the day was, here’s what a few Builters had to say…
“I loved getting to see my coworkers in a new environment and it felt very powerful to all come together to create a little good. It meant a lot to me and made me feel good about the people I work for and with.” – Sydney Noh
“The amount of excitement when that one nail that took 20 hits sinks all the way in! Everybody was very enthusiastic and supportive of everyone’s skills and growth.” – Kevin Walker
“When an individual and a business give back, it creates closer ties with the community. I love seeing that Built wants to be involved with Nashville and make it a great place to live.” – Nick Chouard
The opportunity to volunteer in the Nashville community also presents an opportunity to learn!
Some key takeaways from the day:
“I learned each and every one of us participating in this build had enthusiasm for being there in different ways. Some of us had literally built homesteads, while some of us had never used a hammer, and most of us were somewhere between the two—but we were all excited about doing something together that would
have a visible, lasting impact on our community.” – Rachael Stone
“Habitat isn’t just building homes… it’s building a literal community for people that need it most!” – Dana Fagley
“All of the work that goes into building a house! It is HARD work and I have a lot of appreciation for construction workers & Habitat homeowners.” – Fallon Ragan
“The future homeowners assist with the build and take financial education classes. The goal is to set them up for success—I love that! I also learned the ‘measure twice, cut once’ rule—and to let the hammer do the work, not your arm!” – Stephanie Rolewicz
For more information on how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville or Habitat for Humanity in your community, you can visit: https://www.habitat.org/