Be a part of the excitement!

 

For many years, Meredith Drive Reformed Church has had a solid partnership with Habitat for Humanity, working together to help provide affordable housing in Des Moines. This summer we will have a unique Habitat building opportunity, one that everyone can be a part of. On Saturday, June 30 in our north parking lot we will be hosting a wall build. We are inviting our congregation, friends, and community neighbors to help out. If you haven’t had the opportunity to work on a home for Habitat, now is your chance. If you have experience, even better. We have opportunities for everyone! You are more than welcome to spend the day with us! Lunch will be provided in the gym, inside Merdith Drive Reformed Church for all volunteers.

Online registration is now closed!

Building Schedule For The Day

  6:30 AM                     Habitat Staff Arrives

  7:00 AM                     Setup Crew Starts Arriving

  7:15 AM-8:00 AM     Setup Crew Shift

  7:30 AM-4:30 PM     Nail Captain 

                                    Construction Knowledge

  7:45 AM                     First Shift Starts Arriving

  8:00-10:30 AM          First Shift of Wall Builders

  10:45 AM                   Second Shift Starts Arriving

  11:00 AM-1:30 PM    Second Shift of Wall Builders

  1:45 PM                     Third Shift Starts Arriving

  2:00-4:30 PM             Third Shift of Wall Builders

  3:45 PM                     Clean Up Crew Starts Arriving

  4:00-5:00 PM             Clean Up Crew Shift

  5:00 PM                     End of Day

SETUP CREW

Setup Crew duties will include unloading the truck, helps get various work stations setup for the day. Potential for some heavy lifting. Please wear appropriate work site clothing, and closed toe shoes.

 

NAIL CAPTAIN (Construction Experience Suggested)

Nail Captain will assist/lead small groups of Wall Builders. Nail Captains will be assembling the wall panels, which may include the use of various tools, such as saws, routers, and/or hammers. Potential for heavy lifting. Please wear appropriate work site clothing, and closed toe shoes.

 

WALL BUILDER

Wall Builders will be assembling the wall panels, which may include the use of various tools, such as saws, routers, and/or hammers. Potential for heavy lifting. Please wear appropriate work site clothing, and closed toe shoes.

 

CLEAN UP CREW

Clean up Crew duties will include picking up tools, building materials, and debris. They will also help load the truck. Potential for some heavy lifting. Please wear appropriate work site clothing, and closed toe shoes. Please note: this shift continues after group picture has been taken.

 

Non-Building Schedule For The Day

  7:00-7:45 AM            ­Hospitality Areas Set-Up

  7:00-10:00 AM          1st Shift Meal Hall Volunteer

  7:45-10:45 AM          1st Shift Hospitality Host

  10:00 AM-1:00 PM    2nd Shift Meal Hall Volunteer

  10:45 AM-1:45 PM    2nd Shift Hospitality Host

  1:00-4:00 PM             3rd Shift Meal Hall Volunteer

  1:45-4:00 PM             3rd Shift Hospitality Host

  3:45-5:00 PM             Hospitality Areas Clean-Up