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Habitat for Humanity Road Crazies in Crestview Florida

Habitat for Humanity Road Crazies in Crestview Florida



you the following video is brought to you by these Crestview community television sponsors the First National Bank of crestview Powell injury law the childcare network Lee GMC Buick the Northwest Florida Regional Airport the Powell Powell and power law firm protecting the residents of Northwest Florida for more than 50 years and pink stickers real wood smoked barbecue second chances here this is the way for your house now ready okay that's a place about I travel with this group of crazy people and they're unbelievable they want to help people feel the feeling of what it's like when you use your own hands to change the world and that's what's going to happen on this site in the next couple days the world's going to move forward it's going to taste take a couple steps ahead and it's going to be kinder and gentler because of you coming out this young lady and her two boys are going to be living in this house there's so many misconceptions about habitat we feel it's important to help school you on how it works she doesn't get given a house she has to work a lot of hours to even qualify for a home she will buy this house habitat will sell it around the country how to tat sells it for a little of no interest to homeowners and because of people like you coming out the price of the house isn't able to be kept low enough that people that might just need a little hand up not a handout that's the difference we're helping Stephanie with a hand up but stephanie is taken from there she's going to take it from there and I something tells me somewhere down the line Stephanie will travel with the crazy okay most construction sites most construction site safety is the top issues that's the number one rule on this site that's the number to rule on this site the number one rule is don't hurt tom and i am tom okay i'm going to quiz you on that through the day let's try it once i won't expect an enthusiastic response because i want to feel safe on the site what's the number one rule it's gonna be a long day I'm gonna watch my back okay but safety a couple things there's some pros here that will handle handle the power tools this is not a weekend to learn how to use power tools if you want to volunteer with habitat on a less crazy day they will help you learn anything you want about building a power tool but not out here there's too many people running around and these soils are very dangerous I've had a contractor in Virginia and I've had guys drop bombs I had a guy foot wound to his leg that took 400 stitches foot pack a one-two one-two-three-four she worked us 17 you know what on me well I was dope that flyer at the daycare and I sent in my application the next day and the next day and it's he called me and we scattered for the first interview and then I got my approval letter that weekend before Christmas last year and I've been working on my hours since January I think and i'm down to thik 40 hours so i'm almost there let's talk about your hours I before you when you said working on my hours people who don't know anything about habitat what do you talk about your gear hours hours we have 300 hours of sweat equity hours we have to do and 25 can be on somebody else's at health 75 on your own there's some education classes you have to be take and in a CPR class you have to take and I think a few other ones but um you have to have them done by a certain time whatever you have to have them done what I think you have a month after you get in to get them done so I've been working on that very very fast every weekend so let's talk about some things building up this last week we had the volleyball team compression high school sports let's just talk about some of the some of the volunteers in local community help that you've had before we got here till today oh well the basketball and volleyball team was here last week and we have how he had about 30-40 people here last weekend and the plus military there was a quite a few military last weekend too but mostly like we've seen a lot of military i think it was Carl board and egeland a lot every weekend I've seen a lot here it's been about 15 20 people here every weekend it's been kind of Lee amazing to see oh it is that one right there it's amazing how far they travel it's amazing that you see they'd actually do this twice a year so it's neat that they actually chose mine to come to its it's pretty amazing to see and I've talked to a lot of them and they're really nice people I'm really excited they think about all this they are very excited I think I woke up my sunday in the morning and I was like guess what guess what guess what I didn't he's like one more day mom I was like me a little bit these as I am but they also woke up that morning but but they were really excited I can't wait to paint their rooms and get in them and it's pretty amazing and I think there's a big tree back there they want to maybe put a playhouse in so we all see about add the framing part was a little new to me I haven't had to get to see any of that part yet on the other houses I've worked on I've said the sheetrock and the framing or the plywood up and painting I bet everything else but this stuff is all new to me so I'm i'll be ready to do something I know son know what I'm doing I'm so grateful I mean for we've been running for so long so this will actually give us a home you know and give my own place I won't have to have any roommates anymore and you know my personal space I'm just really excited to decorate and just everything I'm going crazy about it but I'm excited I just want to thank everybody for coming out today it's very emotional and very happy I'm probably gonna cry when the walls gonna actually go up so I'm just really excited and thankful for everybody helping out with this today it's a group of people that gathered up over the years the decided they want to go around two small communities and help start some excitement about habitat try to help people feel the feeling of what it's like when you reach out with your hands to make a difference and we have traveled up and down the East Coast for the last 15 years and done literally hundreds of homes helping communities that are help good people buy homes and habitat is a project where people have to buy their homes there's misconception that it's a giveaway project but it's not people have to work very hard to buy their homes and we just think that it makes sense do we don't have many trades people to travel with us a lot of the people have just learned what they've learned through habitat but we have a wide variety we're all over the spectrum we have CPA we have teachers we have homemakers we have a couple people that spent some time in the trades and usually we travel with anywhere from 30 to one time we travel with 90 people from 13 different states I think here we have somewhere around 35 or 40 crazies from nine different states right now it's going to be it's going to be a home by the time we leave sunday night so will will will see some dramatic changes on this on south savage over here and hopefully people get excited about it and realized that this is what we were meant to do while we were here for these few short years is to reach out to people you can't give as much as you're going to get when you do this when I met Stephanie this morning you got a hug from her and then when a bunch of us I'm sure at the end of the day will stand around and talk to Stephanie and probably many of us with tears in our eyes knowing that Stephanie is now able to buy a home because of a generosity of this community and these crazy people to travel with me it doesn't get any better you


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