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Habitat Volunteer Report

Last month, members of our OpenCircle young adult group and other Los Altos UMC members worked together to improve the Habitat for Humanity veterans shelter in San Jose. A full day of work involved adding seismic strapping, furring shear walls, digging dry wells, and weed abatement. The 1920s-era buildings have been renovated in partnership with the city of San Jose to serve veterans who are disabled, homeless or facing addiction issues. A special dog bathing station is included for vets with pets. Each room has its own heating and cooling system. Habitat can still use your help. If you would like to help with this ongoing project through our All Faiths team, visit the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley website and volunteer sign-up page for further details.

New Habitat for Humanity Build Dates

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon ValleyHabitat for Humanity has announced a few more work days for the All-Faiths team at the Delmas House in San Jose. Volunteers ages 16 and up are needed for July 16, August 13 and October 22. Please use the links below to sign up.

July 16

August 13

October 22

If you have a group interested in scheduling a Saturday painting day during the summer, please contact Don Varney.

Field Report: Tecate, Mexico

House building in TecateA team from LAUMC has been in Tecate, Mexico, this last week to build a house in a working poor community. Here is a shot of the team working on framing the walls. For more reports and photos from the trip, check out our mission blog.