Thanks for volunteering to work on the Habitat house. The Coalition will again be participating in two builds. For our 29th build, we will work with NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity on their Marietta Faith Build. Our portion of the build will start with Interior Framing on April 7, 2018 and run through May 12, 2018. The house is for the Abeka family who will be helping us with the build. Originally from Ghana, Emmanuel Abeka has been in the United States for 14 years and is now a U.S. Citizen. They are thrilled to be purchasing a home of their own in a clean and safe neighborhood. The house is located at 147 Garmling Street in Marietta.
REGISTER AND SIGN UP FOR WORKDAYS
You must register and sign up online to be able to work on the house. It is important that you register for a work day at least 9 days before the work day. Otherwise, slots reserved for the Lutheran Coalition will be opened up to other volunteers. Step by step instructions for doing this are listed farther down this packet. There are no paper waiver forms. The waiver is a box you check off when you register online.
START/FINISH TIME: The start time is 7:45, but arrive as early as 7:15 if you would like breakfast. The work day will conclude at 4:00.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: See farther down in this packet for the directions to the site and parking.
DRESS: Wear work boots or sturdy gym shoes; jeans or work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Loose fitting clothing should be avoided because they can catch on ladders or tools.
WHAT DO YOU BRING?: NW Metro Atlanta Habitat will provide all of the tools needed. However, you may prefer to bring your own work gloves, tool belt, hammer, pencil and measuring tape.. Breakfast will be provided starting at 7:15. Lunch will be provided around 12 noon. Water will be available during the day at the site.
BE SAFETY CONSCIOUS!! If you ever have safety questions concerning a task assigned to you, please talk to the house leader or a crew leader. Look before you hammer! Being accidentally hit or hitting someone else with a hammer can be avoided if we are aware of those around us. Only lift loads that you feel comfortable with and use your legs instead of your back. With so many volunteers on site, there are always enough hands to help out. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. If you have waited until you are actually thirsty, it is too late! Be aware of your body’s response to high humidity and heat. Do not overwork yourself and rest as needed.
CANCELLATIONS: If the weather is so bad that you don’t want to work, don’t go. Otherwise, if it is unpleasant but tolerable, work will be going on. If work is canceled due to weather or other reason, you will receive an email from NW Metro Atlanta Habitat.
Lutheran Coalition Registration and Sign Up for Marietta Build
Sign-up for the Lutheran Coalition portion of the build (Marietta Faith Build) is done online in two parts. First, a volunteer profile must be created if you don’t already have one from a previous build with NW Metro Atlanta. Then after signing in with your volunteer profile (you’ll need your email, first name and password), you can register for a work date. This link will allow you to do both: http://cerv.is/m?0053rLutheran18.
Once you have clicked on the link above:
Directions to: 147 Gramling Street SE in Marietta GA 30060
Below is a map of the site. Please use your preferred mapping application to get specific directions to the location. Click here for Google Maps directions.
Parking: Use the Grace Pointe Church parking lot that is located at the following address. The build site is an 8 minute walk from the parking. However, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat will provide shuttle service from the church to the build site. Click here for Google Maps directions.
505 Atlanta St SE