As I crisscross the US in 2015, I’ll be joining Habitat for Humanity home builds with the RV Care-a-Vanners, a group of crazy awesome folks who plan their mobile vacations around Habitat’s activity. I’ll be wearing my tool belt by day and playing my guitar by night for all those who were swinging hammers to support the build. Please join us. If you’re near Dade City, FL, on Thursday, Feb 12, I’d love to see ya.
I did my first Tool Belt Tour back in 2012 and those involved (including me) had a great time and we helped a number of families get a kick start back into their lives. It was a very wonderful way to spend my time.
If you have not been involved in a volunteer project such as Habitat for Humanity, I highly encourage you to do so. The rewards of joy and happiness are overflowing as you serve others. Personally, I am grateful for these opportunities to help others and then share a few songs with all those that work so hard.
What do RV Care-A-Vanners do?
- They travel around the United States and Canada, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build hundreds of houses annually.
- RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers participate in projects such as house construction, roofing, interior and finish work, renovations or disaster relief.
- Those who prefer non-construction activities can volunteer in the Habitat affiliate office, or act as “gofers” around the build site.
- Many RV Care-A-Vanners help local Habitat affiliates raise the awareness of poverty housing and homelessness by speaking to churches, civic groups and local media.
- Individual Care-A-Vanners often make donations to their local Habitat affiliate.
- Some even organize fundraising teams and sponsor entire houses.