In August 2015, the Kirkland Xtreme Team spent a meaningful workday out on a construction site volunteering for Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Build Day’ program. Being our third consecutive summer participating in Build Day, we were all thrilled to work as team and make a different in the lives of Habitat partner families.
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is a community-based, volunteer driven low-income housing developer. Habitat builds houses affordably, using primarily volunteer labor, and sells the home at cost, with no profit and no interest to working families in Seattle and King County. Habitat’s ultimate goal is to transform lives and communities not just through housing itself, but by actively engaging the community to help improve neighborhoods themselves.
A group of 14 Xtreme volunteers spent the day working beside Habitat for Humanity’s Seattle-King County staff at the La Fortuna build site in Renton, WA. Our volunteers worked hard the entire day, teaming up on exterior painting, cutting sheet rock, and siding installation. Our team also had the privilege of working alongside future La Fortuna homeowners, which made the experience that much more rewarding.
After all construction is finished, the La Fortuna development will make homeownership possible for 41 deserving families.