Our Americorps Volunteers spent June 4th-10th building Habitat homes in Colorado as a part of flood recovery efforts east of Boulder. The Colorado Build-a-Thon spread 150 Habitat Americorps members from the Western US among five towns that experienced catastrophic flooding in 2013. Habitat for Humanity has been able to aid 200 families as part of its ReBuild Colorado efforts. Project site managers estimated that Americorps members were able to expedite many of their current projects by four months.
Since 2004, Build-a-Thon has brought together Habitat AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps alumni, community volunteers, families, and other partners for week-long blitz builds. Build-a-Thon events are held in partnership with local Habitat affiliates and communities and help to meet the host community’s need for affordable housing while celebrating AmeriCorps members’ service and impact.