Construction Site | Brown Family Build

Construction Site | Brown Family Build

About This Campaign

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida! Volunteers play a vital role within our organization. Our amazing volunteers are passionate about our mission and selflessly don hammers and hard hats to make the dream of homeownership a reality for those who need a hand up. We are excited for you to join our volunteer family and help us build a stronger Hillsborough County.  Let's build - together!

ABOUT THE BROWN FAMILY


A hammer is usually the first tool used in building a home with Habitat Hillsborough. For Margarette Brown, the first tool used was a radio.

One Saturday morning in January 2016, Margarette was listening to the Call4Help Show on WTMP, as she had done every Saturday since the show began in early 2015. The show’s hosts, Paul and Lori Rebein and Axel Marrero, had a guest speaker that day from Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, to discuss affordable homeownership opportunities made possible by the organization. Margarette decided to call in, and that phone call was the beginning of her journey to owning a home.

Margarette worked for the Hillsborough County School District for 23 years, starting out as a substitute teacher, then a teacher’s aide and eventually becoming a certified teacher for the last seven years before retiring in 2014. Once Margarette decided to explore opportunities to purchase a home, several homes in which she was interested were snatched up by investors, which made it difficult for her to find suitable, yet affordable housing. Margarette persevered, despite the disappointment of not being able to purchase those homes. “When I was going through that heartbreak,” she replied, “I couldn’t see what was ahead.”

Listening, though, to that radio show and that guest speaker, gave Margarette hope and spurred her on to action. She applied for the Habitat Homeownership Program and was approved as a Homeowner Candidate.

To Margarette, the mother of two grown children, “Home is what you make it.” Very soon, Margarette will be building the home for which she has waited so long – a place she can call her own. “I look forward to having my family, friends and acquaintances come and visit,” she replied. Margarette wishes to thank those who support the building of her home, both donors and volunteers.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 8421 North Tangerine Place
  • Tampa, Florida
  • 33617, USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 17, 2016 12:00 am to
  • Nov 26, 2016 12:00 am
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County FL, Inc.

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County FL, Inc.

At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Our goal is to help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. You can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds. Let’s build– together.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Victoria Richards
Victoria Richards
6
Victoria Richards
Victoria Richards
6
James Baker
James Baker
6
Paul Rebein
Paul Rebein
6
John Gibson
John Gibson
6
Jim Farmer
Jim Farmer
6
Christina Allen
Christina Allen
6
Breana Favors
Breana Favors
6
Jenny Davis
Jenny Davis
6
Ashley Davis
Ashley Davis
6
Lori Rebein
Lori Rebein
6
Allyssa Davis
Allyssa Davis
6
Stephanie Bridgers
Stephanie Bridgers
6
Enrique Aguado Manzo
Enrique Aguado Manzo
6
Bethany Paulk
Bethany Paulk
6
Franz Badias
Franz Badias
6
Franz Badias
Franz Badias
6
Michelene Everett
Michelene Everett
6
Kenyatta Butler
Kenyatta Butler
6
Geoff Guidera
Geoff Guidera
6
George Bipat
George Bipat
6
Samuel Sansone
Samuel Sansone
N/A
Kristine Carr
Kristine Carr
6
Emelia Norvor
Emelia Norvor
4
Erin Belmore
Erin Belmore
6
kenny mckinney
kenny mckinney
6
Tommy Tse
Tommy Tse
6
John Gumula
John Gumula
4
Tak Fun Chan
Tak Fun Chan
6
Susan Sidwell
Susan Sidwell
6
Craig Zygmunt
Craig Zygmunt
6
Katherine Hylton
Katherine Hylton
6
Sean-Akeem Brooks
Sean-Akeem Brooks
6
Modupe Deen
Modupe Deen
6
Lorinda Zofnas
Lorinda Zofnas
6
TreBora Morales
TreBora Morales
6
Katherine Zygmunt
Katherine Zygmunt
6
Tim Orr
Tim Orr
6
Angela Harper
Angela Harper
6
Caitlin Kelley
Caitlin Kelley
6
Paul Ewald
Paul Ewald
6
Sarah Mason
Sarah Mason
6
Gail Heausler
Gail Heausler
6
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
6
anthony pierotti
anthony pierotti
6
Barry Greenfield
Barry Greenfield
6
AJ Velazquez
AJ Velazquez
6
Nicole Kocenko
Nicole Kocenko
6
Alvaro Costa-Neto
Alvaro Costa-Neto
6
Franz Badias
Franz Badias
N/A
Maria Perkins
Maria Perkins
6
Donnie McKinley
Donnie McKinley
6
Dauris Lopez
Dauris Lopez
6
Madhu Prasad
Madhu Prasad
4
Meghan McGuire
Meghan McGuire
6
Umesh Shah
Umesh Shah
6
Kim Tobin
Kim Tobin
6
Taylor Baddick
Taylor Baddick
6
Jessica Postelmans
Jessica Postelmans
6
Roderick Correa
Roderick Correa
6
George Adney
George Adney
N/A
Danielle Fitts
Danielle Fitts
6
Bonita Brantley
Bonita Brantley
6
Bill Wimbley
Bill Wimbley
6
Zynness Platts
Zynness Platts
6
Sean Fitzpatrick
Sean Fitzpatrick
N/A
Sonia Williams
Sonia Williams
6
Timothy Ward
Timothy Ward
6
Chantal Griffey
Chantal Griffey
6
Lorena Feliz
Lorena Feliz
6
Hannah Kinnamon
Hannah Kinnamon
6
Brian Cruikshank
Brian Cruikshank
6
kathy Stearns
kathy Stearns
6
Michelle Bernardino
Michelle Bernardino
6
darrel anavitate
darrel anavitate
6
Matthew Grzelak
Matthew Grzelak
6
Holly Kramer
Holly Kramer
6
Christopher Lew
Christopher Lew
6
Larry Cogar
Larry Cogar
6
Tim Welch
Tim Welch
6
Jason Stiltner
Jason Stiltner
6
Anthony Panella
Anthony Panella
6
Aaron Shively
Aaron Shively
6
Robert Schaefer
Robert Schaefer
6
Glenn Cate
Glenn Cate
6
Gail Hopkins
Gail Hopkins
6
Rick Boodoo
Rick Boodoo
6
Tyrone Grimes
Tyrone Grimes
6
Jessica von Essen
Jessica von Essen
6
Bryan Yabczanka
Bryan Yabczanka
6
Eric Ceron
Eric Ceron
6
Michael McClelland
Michael McClelland
6
Matt Collins
Matt Collins
6
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Volunteering Teams

BST Global

3
Participants

MacDill Air Force Base

0
Participants

About Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity


Welcome. Thank you for volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, believing in our mission, and supporting one important vision - that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Here are some important things to know about your upcoming volunteer day.


What is a typical work day like?

We build year-round, Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

7:45 a.m. | Volunteers Arrive and Check In
7:50 a.m. | Safety Meeting
8:00 a.m. | The work day begins.
11:30 a.m. | Lunch Break
PLEASE NOTE: Habitat does not provide lunches. Please have each volunteer bring his/her lunch.
2:00 p.m. | The work day ends.

Parking: PLEASE carpool, parking is limited on the street.

What should volunteers wear?
Acceptable attire includes a t-shirt, shorts or jeans, and sneakers or work-boots. Please make sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty and possibly torn or stained. NO flip-flops, Toms, Crocs, or any open toed/back shoes.

What should volunteer bring?

1.    Water or Coffee | There will be water provided on site, but bringing your own water is always a good idea. It is very important to stay hydrated. Please feel free to bring additional beverages, such as coffee, with you to the work site.

2.    Hat and Sunscreen | Most volunteers will be working outside for most of the day (if not the entire day). You will need to protect your neck and face from sunburn. Bring a hat and/or sunscreen.

3.    Gloves | Shared work gloves are provided unless you would like to bring your own.

4.    A Positive Attitude | Plan on having fun while putting in a hard day's work. Remember the purpose for which you are volunteering - to build a quality home for a hard working family in need!

Habitat provides all tools and personal protective equipment.


Worksite Courtesy and Safety

Smoking | There is NO SMOKING on any Habitat volunteer site. If you must take a smoking break, please step away from the site.

Safety is #1| At Habitat Hillsborough, the safety of volunteers and staff is the highest priority. At the start of the day, the site supervisor will go over our safety rules and answer any questions you may have. Volunteers should immediately report unsafe working conditions and health hazards to the site supervisor. 

Pay Attention | The best way to ensure safety for all workers is the be aware of your surroundings, at all times. You need to look out for your fellow volunteers like they are looking our for you. If you see a potentially dangerous situation, let the Site Supervisor or someone aware immediately. It's also important to pay attention to the safety talk given at the beginning of your work day.

Protect Yourself | It is for your safety to wear any safety equipment provided to your by Habitat. This will depend on the scope of work for the day. In most cases, you will need to wear eye protection and gloves. If you are framing a new home, you will be required to wear a hard hat. If dust bothers you, please wear a dust mask. If working outside, remember to protect yourself from the sun.

Follow the Site Supervisor | On each job site, the Site Supervisor is the boss. There may be other ways to perform a specific task, but we do things the Habitat way. Once the Site Supervisor makes a decision, please follow his/her directions.

Respect | Please show respect to the building and environment with which you are working. Please take care of the tools and return them to the proper place when you are finished. Please respect your fellow volunteers and Habitat staff.

Learn | Most people that volunteer with Habitat are learning on the job. It is a great experience when you learn something new and are able to teach someone else. Learn as much as you can during your volunteer experience. You'd be amazed at the new things you will learn!

Thank you for building homes, communities, and hope!