5 Days 64 Volunteers 427 Hours

 

 

The excitement is building along Hancock St in Butte!

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana hosted the 2016 BuildAThon in early June. The BuildAThon was a marathon five days of community volunteers working alongside the homeowners to help them get a jump start on construction.

This year’s event was a huge success! In five days 64 volunteers came out to lend a hand and collectively contributed 427 hours of their time. Because of this huge outpouring of generosity a ton of progress was made on the homes. Siding was hung, walls and trim were painted, soffits were installed, sheetrock was unloaded and hung. The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon with the planting of two trees in memory of the late Mike Nutter, Habitat’s 15 year Board President who passed away unexpectedly this past December.

The Habitat staff and the homeowners were blown away by the turnout and everyone here would like to extend a huge thank you to the community and to remind everyone that participated (as well as those that couldn’t make it) that you are welcome back. Special thanks to the local businesses that donated food to keep the volunteers fed and happy: Subway, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Silver Bow Pizza and to the organizations that came out in force: Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council, Fountainhead Coworking, MEPS, MT Tech, and AmeriCorps NCCC!

The BuildAThon is the kick start to the volunteer building season, and these homes are just the first in a series to be built on Hancock, so please, if you haven’t already, be sure to send us your e-mail address here to stay informed.