Our Habitat for Humanity Corpus Christi build 2012.
In March 2012, 18
members of Chapter 444 (9 HR rigs) + one non-HR Care-A-Vanner camped at
beautiful Southern Oaks RV Resort in Aransas Pass for two weeks and built on a
house in Corpus Christi with their HFH Affiliate. The build was co-led by Judy
Mayo and Dave Loflin. At our work site we started with a slab and finished with
a house almost ready for roofing and inside finishing. After two weeks it was
complete with all walls, facings, windows, Tyvek wrapping, partial Hardy board
siding, joists, stud and corner braces, trusses, outdoor shed, porch, and more.
Chapter 444 is lucky to have many experienced, talented builders. We also had a
great time together with many shared Happy Hours and dinner meals. The Corpus
Christi Affiliate organized a quality lunch for us each day – which was a nice
break in the busy work schedule. The weather was great – one morning’s work was
rained out and a few days were hot and sunny – but most of the time it was
ideal. We worked with a wonderful qualified construction supervisor named Mark
Blankenship who saw to it that we accomplished our goals and had the materials
to do so.
On large builds
such as this one, Chapter 444 customarily gives the affiliate a gift – usually
some needed tool. This time we gave the Corpus Affiliate a hardy board cutter,
a staple gun and a battery powered screwdriver. All these tools were gravely
needed and happily received. On the last Friday evening we had a Going-Away
Dinner – new members and new builders received their Hammer Pins, contributors
were thanked and the Corpus Affiliate gave all workers a beautiful Thank You
Certificate of framing quality.
We hope to return
to Corpus Christi next year for another two-week build – sign up early as this
is a popular event.
Back Row, Left to Right: Dave Loflin, Tim Kuhler, Milt Heintschel, Lisa Crawford, Ken Austin, Judy Mayo, Sid Aaron, Robin Masek and Bob McCann.
Middle Row: Mary Loflin, Darlene Kuhler, Ann Heintschel, Kim Austin, Janet Masek and Jean Ann McCann.
Front Row: Carl Hallada, Elaine Hallada, Alexis Garcia (new home owner), Mark Blankenship (HFH Construction Supervisor), Terri Gallagher and Tim Gallagher (President, Chapter 444).
There are more than 277 pictures of our 2012 are on Flickr;
Click here to view them.
Corpus Christi 2013 Build
8 RV rigs gathered in Aransas Pass,
Texas, on March 10 for a 2 week Habitat for Humanity build in Corpus
Christi. Six of the rigs were members of Chapter 104, Sparkling City
Ramblers, 1 rig was the New Mexico State Manager and 1 rig was from
Michigan. Robin and Janet Masek, Chapter 104, were the team leaders for this
build. Janet was the Administrative Leader. Her tasks involved all the
coordination with the National Habitat for Humanity and the local affiliate
in Corpus Christi with registration, making sure lunches were provided and
daily devotional. Robin was the Construction Leader. His tasks involved
making sure everyone had something to do that was within their physical and
knowledge limits and teaching new skills to those willing to learn as well
as dealing with the Construction Foreman to make sure the house was being
built to code. We also had the opportunity to work with students from two
universities and pass on our knowledge to them. We worked on 2 different
houses while there. On one house we had to shim up the interior walls, as
the house was not square. The other house had just the main outside walls
raised when we started and when we left the roof decking was on and the
walls were sheathed.
Click here to view all the pictures of the 2013 Corpus Christi Build.