The Gym Closet (A Krave Gym Podcast)

TGC 074 - Habitat for Humanity Talk (w/ Zach Frank)

April 10, 2019 Season 3 Episode 74
The Gym Closet (A Krave Gym Podcast)
TGC 074 - Habitat for Humanity Talk (w/ Zach Frank)
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The Gym Closet (A Krave Gym Podcast)
TGC 074 - Habitat for Humanity Talk (w/ Zach Frank)
Apr 10, 2019 Season 3 Episode 74
Tyler Robinson MA ACE KCFP
The guys talk to Zach Frank the Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity! We learn all about Habitat and what to expect when volunteering!
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The guys talk to Zach Frank the Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity! We learn all about Habitat and what to expect when volunteering! 

We Cover:
Habitat Builds
Housing program
Rock the Block
Financial Education Classes
Restore

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Speaker 1:
0:01
Drop the mathletes into that's gen closet. Another great episode today. If you are just joining us the first time within closet is extra grade podcast, getting hard to have deeper look into what you actually doing so you get information and share our knowledge on fitness, business and light. So thank you for stopping in. We haven't.
Speaker 2:
0:28
Excellent episode today we interview Zach Frank who is the volunteer coordinator with volunteer engagement team of habitat for humanity. It is an awesome interview. You guys are going to love it. We learned a lot about habitat for humanity, what to expect while we're volunteering and we also get to show I'm a little bit of stuff that I didn't even know habitat for humanity did, which is really, really cool stuff. So let's get right into that interview. Here is Zach frame. I'd like to introduce special guests today, the volunteer coordinator with the volunteer engagement team, Zack Frank with the habitat for humanity. Welcome. Hello. Thank you. I'm glad to be here. Yeah, we love working with you guys. This is actually the second year that we've, that we've been involved with habitat for humanity with our strength and numbers season. So if you guys are listening for the first time and you don't know what we do every season, we have a new purpose partner and for the strength in numbers season this year and last year and for the foreseeable future, every year, hopefully we'll be working with habitat for humanity to do a bunch of different things.
Speaker 2:
1:40
And this year is the first time that we've, uh, had the podcast to bring in representatives from these different organizations. And so Zach was kind enough to come in and explain a little bit more to our listeners until all of our crave athletes about, um, what habitat for humanity is and why we are so excited to be working with, uh, the habitat for humanity. So welcome. Thank you. So kind of starting, um, obviously we have some of our builds coming up this weekend actually. Yup. Um, and so we're super excited about those. What can our athletes expect if they're going to a build?
Speaker 3:
2:19
Sure, definitely. Um, well I think the first thing to expect is, um, a really good team building environment. Um, I think a lot of people forget that they're there to serve, um, but they're also there to build relationships with one another. I think that's one of the things that makes habitat unique really as a nonprofit organization. Um, I've been able to kind of witness that on the front line as a volunteer coordinator. Um, and also personally when I've had the opportunity as a staff member to go onsite and work with groups of people who, you know, I maybe don't even know. Um, but by the end of the day, you really do have kind of a deeper bond with people, which is pretty cool. Um, so I'll start with that. Um, I think so practically, I think practically going on site, we do start checkins in the morning and orientations and inner introductions.
Speaker 3:
3:03
So what that kind of involves is talking about habitat, making sure everyone's familiar with actually what they're doing, how they're making an impact in de Moines, um, and even introducing some of the families that they're going to be working alongside with. Um, so that's really kind of exciting. I think it's, another thing that's unique about habitat is, um, being able to actually engage and partner with the families that we serve. Um, they are as, as part of taking part in habitats programs. Um, they do build on their house, um, someone else's home, um, or with habitat in general and other areas. Uh, and so coming alongside volunteers, community members to actually make affordable housing a reality.
Speaker 2:
3:38
That's really cool. And that's the one thing that I loved. We, I did a a bill last year and terrible, terrible weather, but yeah. What was, what was warming in that, uh, in that freezing rain morning? The warm part of it was, you know, as we're, we were laying sod and doing rock, um, you know, and basically making a, the cool part about it was the, the yards finishing work, right? So then it really brings this to a, from a construction site to a home and then working with, uh, next to the family that was there or that was going to be living there was, was a really cool part of everything that we did. Um, so with that, you know, do you have any, you know, you've had, let's see, I have a couple facts that I, that I wrote down, but, um, let's see. Those of you listening, Tyler's handwriting is impossible to read. [inaudible] he struggled. So challenge multiple times. We've done foodie. I've had to just make something up because I have no idea what he wrote. Right. Um, yeah, I took a picture of his handwriting but I can't read it. But no, I mean, uh, it's huge with helping families and building the homes for these and needs. So tell us, is there like a, a story
Speaker 3:
4:48
of a certain, a certain family or a certain build that that like sticks out to you personally? Yeah, definitely. Um, so I think probably the one that's closest and kind of nearest to my heart was actually before I started working with habitat, was involved with habitat for humanity. Um, I uh, the church I grew up with in Demoine, um, there was a member there, her name was Matilda or is Matilda and she is actually from Sudan originally. She is a refugee from Sudan. Um, and her story is pretty incredible. Just kind of a brief overview. Um, she grew up in Sudan and actually had to fleet her village when she was 14 because of the wars going on there and her and her brothers and sisters, actually we're on the Nile river for three days on a raft that they built. So it's, it's actually a miracle that they survived.
Speaker 3:
5:32
She eventually made her way to Kenya before coming to the u s um, really smart lady, really kind lady, but really struggled in the u s um, not just language but culture barriers and also the fact that she could not find a job or earn a wage that would allow her to find safe and affordable housing. Sure. Um, so she heard about habitat through a friend, um, and eventually a pride for our program, our home ownership program and which I can talk more about and was accepted into that program. Okay. If she purchased her home in 2010, um, and again, at that time I was very involved with her. Um, didn't really know what habitat did, but I could for sure see a difference in just, um, how she could actually start an enveloping people in her life. Um, particularly in her home. I'm cooking was a huge one.
Speaker 3:
6:16
Um, I think a lot of these basic things that really, um, allow families to thrive and really help us engage in our community. We take for granted when we're not struggling with affordable or safe housing. Um, so cooking I think is one of those, she's getting a phenomenal cook of everything, especially Kenyan food. Um, but did you get to sample some? Oh yeah. [inaudible] another. Oh, yeah. I'm always all about Kenyon foods. I love it. Um, but it was neat to see just how she could invite people into her life, um, through that cooking for them, inviting them into her home. That was really rewarding. That's awesome. The most personal one that I have, that's really cool. And, and to be able to eat that food is personal. Yeah. Yes. I really taste the fruits of her labor and up that communities. Yeah, that is awesome.
Speaker 3:
7:02
That's awesome. Um, so you, you had mentioned, um, the affordable, what was it called? The affordable housing housing, our home ownership program. Maybe that's what, let's talk a little bit more about that. Sure. Yeah. So that's kind of the main kind of flagship program of habitat for humanity, really what we're known for. Um, and with that as the focus on, um, low income families that may be, couldn't typically afford or obtain a bank loan to purchase their own home. I think probably the biggest misconception about habitat for humanity, our names out there, but a lot of people think we're free housing program. Um, and we're actually not. Um, we don't provide free housing. Our families, we call them partner families because they actually come alongside to purchase their home affordably. So that's keeping them from being cost burden. It's a mortgage that they can't afford.
Speaker 3:
7:46
Um, and as they pay that back, that money funds another home for another family. So it's very cyclical. Somebody local in the community and continues to help other families in need as well. That's awesome. And so it's paying it forward as you guys kind of started. And so, I mean, so what is that, you said that's probably the biggest, uh, program that you guys do. What are some of the other programs that you do minus the restore? Cause we'll talk about that. Definitely if you're an athlete here, you know that we have a build. Um, we actually are changing our second build to a workout with some of the corporate office people from habitat for humanity. So they're going to join us for a workout on the 20th and then on the 27th, we have restore, um, volunteers. So other than restore, cause we'll get into that a little bit deeper.
Speaker 3:
8:29
What it, what are some of the other programs that habitat for humanity does? Yeah, definitely. So the other one would be rock the block. So that's a home repair program. Okay. Um, I actually see the shirt in front of you here. Did you do it last year? Is that where you got the shirt? Okay. 2015 or 16 door. Okay. Awesome. Yeah, so that's another way several athletes doing it last year as well. Yeah, that was awesome. I think I probably met you over was onsite then. Yeah. Yeah. Which is great. Um, so that's another program that really was formed to address habitat. Doesn't only want to move, um, low income families to home ownership and create stable communities that way, but also through those who already own their home but can't maybe physically or financially complete critical repairs on their home on their own. Sure. Um, so we come alongside them to help provide physical labor in the form of volunteers, um, or financial assistance to complete repairs that allow them to stay in their home, allow them to, um, you know, invest in their community. A lot of our homeowners have been there 20, 30 years, um, can't now physically complete certain projects. Um, and we really want to help them stay there.
Speaker 2:
9:27
That's awesome. I'm sure you guys bring a little bit of expertise with you guys because that's a huge thing. Yeah, I could, I could use that. You know, if I have a window goes out or something happens at my home, I'm good. I'm googling and um, youtube and how to do it. So you guys come and save the day being
Speaker 3:
9:46
I think, you know, having done the rock the block and I only did it the one time and it was only for like three hours before I went into war. But uh, the thing that I think to bring home is what you talked about at the beginning is that it's not just doing this for a family or it's not just doing this, but this like team building aspect that you get from it. I built like this pair of stairs with a total group of strangers and like, here's the thing, like we didn't even get far, which makes you appreciate how hard it is to do that kind of thing. But it was like three stairs high. But we put the whole thing in and like by the end of it, you're like friends with these people. You're like, dude, thank you. Yeah. All right. Nail Hammer. Right. You know what I mean? Like you're working with them, you're getting it done, you know what's going on and you're helping them hold stuff. It was an incredible experience
Speaker 2:
10:21
and we only built two [inaudible]. Like what in the world, this is crazy. That's what's really cool too. And I think, you know, if anybody out there is, is saying, okay, well I'd really like to get involved, but I don't have any construction knowledge or expertise. You don't need anybody. You don't need any. And that's that. Go over that a little bit with you know, who, who are your experts and you know, how long have they been doing it and how, how do they help someone feel more comfortable? Someone that's never hammered a nail in their life can come to these sites and learn so much and, and, and be able to do a lot of these things on, you know, in repairing their own home or, or helping at at another time. Um, just with the knowledge that they learned on these sites. So she'll talk a little bit about the experts that you guys have. Definitely, yes. So we have, um, right now we have, have
Speaker 3:
11:09
on staff five construction managers, um, and, uh, a couple, uh, another to rock the block managers, construction managers, and um, so they're all really well trained. Several of them come from the construction industry. So they have a background in that. A lot of them come through Americorps program, which is something maybe a lot of people aren't super familiar with, but that is sort of like the Peace Corps for the u s okay. Um, and once they do terms, they actually learn a lot of skills through that from habitat. Sure. And then a lot of them ended up being hired awesome through that really get caught by the, the mission and the vision we have and really learn all those skills that they need. So in terms of working with volunteers or people who are unskilled, um, it's totally true. We actually have a saying that 90% of our volunteers have never swung a hammer before.
Speaker 3:
11:51
And that's maybe a little bit of an, but it's really not off the mark that I hadn't before I worked for habitat. Sure. Um, but, uh, so our construction managers throughout the day do teach, they go over safety. Um, they teach really specific skills to volunteers. Um, it's pretty, pretty cool. Um, I think it, it's worth mentioning. Um, a lot of our volunteers that are regular volunteers, we actually call core crew. Um, and those are really invaluable, invaluable men and women. Um, there, these are individuals who are just taking, taking time out of their own lives, um, to come and help us to use skills that either had or wanting to learn as part of habitat. We provide trainings for regular volunteers, which is really great. Um, and um, to help them actually lead other volunteer groups. Awesome. I'm so really giving back one of habitats, kind of our mission actually a big part of it is by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. So I think that's really a vital part if you're not skilled but you've got heart will take you. We can, we can use Yah, that's the family. Yeah, exactly.
Speaker 2:
12:50
She, I mean that's awesome. I actually have that written down in my notes. You can't read it, but basically that was his motto. That's, that's the number one on your website. And, um, you know, and that's the reason that we are doing that in this season is coming together for larger purposes because you know, with a large group of people you can accomplish a ton. Even if you have one person that is literally nailing a piece of wood and someone else that's holding that piece of wood and the next person, the next person, the next person, so on. And so, um, it, it's such a big part of our team and I've been a huge Kudos to, uh, our team this year. Um, last year was the first year we did it. So, um, you know, huge shout out to the people that did it last year, but this year we've more than tripled.
Speaker 2:
13:36
Our volunteers are ready from, from last year. And so it's, yeah, it's an awesome turnout this year. Granted we haven't actually done it, so I have my eyes don't make me a liar when it comes to who actually shows up and does this. So in the bad weather is Friday picks back up Saturday [inaudible] we're going to be all right. That's, yeah, don't look, the weather scare you off. I think a lot of people get intimidated by that, but, but you know, rain or shine, the homes are there and yeah, and they, yeah, they've got to get put up on a schedule regardless. It's kind of, it's probably a different, uh, mindset that construction workers are in where, you know, I got it. If I'm a construction worker and I'm building a house, I got to get this done. Whether it's the, whatever the weather is doing, you know. So I think that's a big, big thing to keep in mind too. There's always people out there working, so we can be one of them just bundle up a little bit. You know, I wore layers and I was on a terrible day, but by, by one o'clock I was, I was sweating, so I took off, took off my fourth layer and my second coat and kept on going. So, but no, it'll, it'll be a great time that I'm not sure. Do we know the specifics of that build on the 20th or on, sorry, on
Speaker 3:
14:52
the 13th this was just so you guys will actually be working in our pocket neighborhood, which I'm not sure if you worked on that last year. I Tyler, I don't. Don't believe so I worked on, where was it? It was, all I know is I stopped at a train right at and, and I was new to that area, but I stopped at a train right before I got there. I think the higher power. Yup. Yup. So the entire crew. Yeah, it might be. Yeah. Yeah. The entire crew was like, we were all getting there and we all got there at like close to the same time to start the build and a train came along one at that same time. So we were all like 20 minutes late. Luckily. Luckily, like nobody was there, so we weren't, we weren't like answering to say, but yeah. So I was like, oh, this is going to be bad.
Speaker 3:
15:39
But I didn't realize everyone was fine. Luckily this time there are no trains in that area, which is great. But a little bit about our, yeah, so our pocket neighborhood is in the Berlin area, so this was an area on the northeast side of the Moines that was really hit hard by the floods of 2008. Okay. So prior at the beginning of 2008, I should say, um, around 250 odd homes in that neighborhood, after the levy broke in 2008, there were 57 so really decimated that community really hit it hard. That's close to habitats heart because we actually had our main offices there for many, many, many years. Um, and so, um, that's been a focus for the last three years or last two years going into 2019. Um, and that's where you guys will be. So that's awesome. By pocket neighborhood. This area is an area of 23 homes that are facing each other with a bike trail going through.
Speaker 3:
16:25
So again, that's kind of a first for De Moines and again, oh really? We added to our community aspect. Definitely awesome. Having people engage outside their homes with one another is really pretty important and really cool to see. That's really cool. I'm so sixth avenue or like where, sure. Imagine where it is. Yeah, definitely. So this is sailor road. Um, if you go, so Penn or east six, depending on which direction from, um, turns into sailor, I mean, it's right off of there. So we've really worked a lot with the city of De Moines. Um, again, this is a first for them and was just a massive, massive vacant lot that we are now building all new construction. Okay. So there's a couple of rooms right now. Yeah. One side of the street is all finished and all closed. Yeah. Um, so those families actually have purchased their homes and are in their homes and that's awesome.
Speaker 3:
17:09
That's really neat. So the way that that works, um, now some of that money that, that their mortgage that they're paying for their mortgage is now getting flipped to new home builds. Is that correct? Is that Kinda how you guys do it one way or the other? That's probably a simplified way. No, no, that's, that's all [inaudible] company. I'm not an accountant. The concept is kind of how that as a way to be sustainable. That's the original, um, how habitat originally started was with this model. How can we actually partner, partner with the community, empower people, not put them in a situation they're not prepared for, train them and keep this money going, keep it going, not just sitting disappearing, going right.
Speaker 2:
17:53
Pay a flu or anything like that. Yeah. Yep. Awesome. Awesome. For that basic. So you can build, you can then rock the block is the second thing. Donations and anything like that. So if, if I'm local and say I'm an Iowan crave athlete, I can't make it to any of the bills, but I'd really like to help out what, what, what can we do as far as donations? We're going to be taking donations at the workout itself. So Craig will be donating and then crave always, um, with all of our tee shirts, this is last years with our new ones. With all of that, we have a portion of those proceeds always go to our purpose partner. Um, and so we've, the, the, these ones sold awesome this year. So, so we'll have a, yeah, they look like and so and so those, uh, a portion of those sales will go to habitat for humanity, but where can somebody donate if they, if they don't have time this time around? Um, as far as just a, a cash donation. Yeah, definitely. So, um, easy answer. Yes.
Speaker 3:
18:53
Can always do that through our website. Um, if you want to donate directly to a home build home repair or financial education classes was, I can talk about in a little bit kind of a side. Sure. I'm unknown part of Habitat. Nice. Um, but yeah, that would probably be the easiest. So our website is Gd m habitat.org, which stands for greater des Moines habitat.org. Um, so that would probably be, there's a donate button that they can go to. Um, in terms of raising other funds for habitat, if anyone checks out the restore. I know, we'll talk about that probably a little bit here. Um, the restores are really, really important or, uh, parts of habitat as an organization. Sure. Um, so even going, they're shopping, they're looking through things, donating material goods to habitat to resell to the public at a discount. Um, all of that goes right back into our mission and is really, really foundational for what we do for our family.
Speaker 2:
19:40
Awesome. And that's what we'll go over a little bit because that's our last jumped. Nope, that's good. That's good. Um, so, so again, we'll go over that because that's our third opportunity to volunteer here this season. But you had mentioned, uh, the financial education classes go over that a little bit because that's interesting. Never
Speaker 3:
19:56
known or never heard of that from, uh, from habitat. Yeah, definitely. So it's a relatively new program, actually started in greater des Moines, uh, in the one area with our affiliate. Um, this was something we started two years ago to address a lot of the need that we were seeing. Um, we've had a huge influx of people come to habitat and apply for our home ownership program, but don't qualify either because they're, um, uh, low to low income. We could never to believe lend to them, um, or are in extreme debt. Um, have never learned financial skills. Um, I think finances is a skill and if you don't learn it in school and if you don't come from a family background of knowing those things, um, you won't know them even as an adult. So we really thought about how can we address some of these needs coming to us besides seeing, leading them into other organizations are trying to find other assistance, um, and kind of hit it directly.
Speaker 3:
20:44
And so financial foundations for success is how we did that. Um, that program has really kind of unique and how it's structured. Um, that's where they get one on one coaching with our staff to make specific goals within specific timeframes and hopefully make those, of course. Um, and then they also receive classroom education. Um, we have some subset programs in there that, that we can help subsidize certain things. Um, I don't know the final, the, again, the accounting on that a whole lot. Sure. Yeah. Um, don't have a ton of details on that. I'm not a huge math. Yeah, that's, yeah. Yeah. But that is really kind of a cool program and really has hit a lot of people. We had 54 graduate from that in our last class that's um, a couple of classes ago. We actually had people that made such a big difference in their financial situation after going through that class that they reapplied for habitats, homeownership program and now qualify.
Speaker 3:
21:29
Okay. So that's one real growth that we want to see. That that was kind of my next question is how many, how many people do this, you know, trying to qualify and, and, you know, try to get that education. And so you guys ultimately, uh, have a structure to help people qualify for that. Yeah. That, that's, that's amazing to see that. And because ultimately you guys, you guys do enough, you could say, I'm sorry you didn't qualify. Unfortunately, we can't help you out there and, and leave it at that. But the fact that you guys have gone and especially you said that this was in the greater, to mourn that this kind of started. Yeah. Yeah. As far as I know was awesome. [inaudible]
Speaker 3:
22:09
to rock the block program was started in De Moines 2010 or 2011 financial foundations for Sec. This, this class I think is probably the only one, at least in the Midwest of Osms. We're going to go with, it's the only one [inaudible] hands. Great. This is perfect. This is perfect segue. And then I love segways. So because the moon rocks, they also have the number three where you store in the nation. Yup. Is it still number three? That's what it is yet. I often the 18. Okay, perfect. So, um, so let's dive into that a little bit. That's going to be the second or that's going to be, sorry. The third thing that we do with habitat here this season, um, so we have an opportunity to volunteer in that store, but tell us a little bit about what that story is. Sure. Yeah. So the essential function of the restores is to be a retail fund raiser for habitat.
Speaker 3:
22:53
So enable us to continue serving families and able to grow our capacity, especially with the huge, huge affordable housing crisis that's going on. Um, and the need that's always been there. Um, so what we essentially kind of how it works is we take donated building materials that otherwise would go to a landfill, most likely sell them at a discount to the public. So it's a discount home improvement store and all those funds were in right back into habitat for community, each local affiliate as well. Awesome. Okay. So the funds raised from the two metro area restores in demoine. Um, go back to the families we're serving in the greater des Moines, you're in the morning. Okay. Awesome. And so what, what can our athletes expect if they've volunteered for the, the restore volunteer event? Yeah, definitely. So that's going to be helping with store operations. So what that can look like. There's kind of two main areas, volunteers really support the store. I'm, the first one is in our donations and receiving area, so actually helping process donations.
Speaker 2:
23:46
So that's cleaning donations. I'm organizing and make sure that the pieces are all there. Um, that's a really big one because we divert tens of thousands of tons of material that may, as an exaggeration. Let me try that again. We do thousands of thousands of items and 100,000, maybe a million, a million [inaudible] not quite that much, but um, just a lot. We couldn't really operate. It would, it would be way too much for our staff. And that's just the, the manual labor of that's just getting these items. Yup. Yup. From one place to another or, Yup. Um, cleaning them in that case, getting prepared for sale. The second place is actually on our sales force are actually organizing isles. I'm creating displays. A lot of people think that's really fun actually. If you have an organizational bend, you love the front of our stores to help with that. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. If that's your jam then you can, you can get all of that out one day.
Speaker 2:
24:43
Just organizing the hardware aisle. You'll be golden. I love. So that's it. Really a big need right there. Okay. Awesome. Awesome. And that's, that's a really fun, that's indoors. Yes. Most of the time it's always a pause. So we don't even have to, we might want to be outdoors. Right. [inaudible] never know cause we'll probably by another week you have a, I heard on the news today, next week we may have like a one of those cyclone clone bombs or whatever. Nice. I don't know what that is exactly but doesn't, she said it and there was a lot of color on the screen. [inaudible]
Speaker 2:
25:20
whatever that means, that means that we could get a cyclone and a snow storm blizzard or something like that. I don't all at once. I'll probably still be like 60 degrees and drop, drop weight no matter. Most stores will be open and we'll meet you and this will be endorsed. We can do that. So, um, so that is awesome. I think, you know, one reason that we work with, and, and I'll, I'll go on to say this as far as organization and what you guys provide us as volunteers is, is really huge. And you guys do a great job. So anybody, um, anybody that's in the volunteer market, if you take a couple notes from habitat for humanity, um, they do a great job of just giving us an easy path to volunteer. One, like he said, jump on the website and you can do whatever you want.
Speaker 2:
26:09
But even as an organization that we work with them, they give us, um, some of these private links so that all of our athletes have a link that you can just push. So I know that we have the 13th, I think that we're probably full on that one, but we do have both. We have that link and then we also have the link for the restore on the 27th. We have that link up and on our social media as well. And so, um, it's really easy. You can hit that link, hit volunteer, uh, fill out a couple of forms and you're good to go. Because you know, a lot of the difficulty and the reason why we even do these purpose partners is we found early on, um, with doing some of these things and we wanted, we wanted to do as much as we could in the community.
Speaker 2:
26:56
And when we did that, we got such a really good response from our athletes that were like, you know what, I really love this. I told myself for the last like five years that I was going to try to do things, but I just got busy. I didn't know where to reach out. I didn't know who to volunteer for. I didn't know how to get the process started. I didn't know what to do at all. And so we try to give that opportunity to our athletes and make it very, very simple. You guys go above and beyond and make it very simple for us. So I thank you so much. Um, because then you know, the logistics of all of that is a reason I think a lot of people don't volunteer for certain organizations and stuff, you know, and you guys do a great job of, uh, of making it easy, making it a simple click, step by step type of thing with obviously I'm utilizing the technology that we have and doing that kind of stuff.
Speaker 2:
27:43
So huge shout out to you guys on that. Thank you. Yeah, I think that's, I mean, to get people connected, to serve others in their community. I mean that's the whole goal, right? So I think anything we can do to make that easier, we always love people to private feedback to us just to help. Awesome. Yeah. I mean there's real people that we're impacting through the restore, through the construction sites, through home repairs, through education. Um, and so we really appreciate it. Awesome. Definitely. And we appreciate you guys and everything that you do. We're super excited to work with the, again, we have, uh, three different opportunities. The first is this weekend on the 13th. I do believe that that's full, but just in case anybody drops out, keep, keep, keep clicking on the link and if it lets you in and then you can show up and you can build with us.
Speaker 2:
28:24
Um, the second one is going to be a donation opportunity and an opportunity to work out with the people that are on the ground floor of habitat for humanity and work in both the restore and the corporate office. Um, or the, the two. How many offers did you guys have here in De Moines? Sure. Yeah. So we have one main office to restores. Okay. Awesome. Awesome. So those three m employees with those three, uh, will be with us on Saturday the 20th working out at 9:00 AM. So we're going to do a team building workout with, with you guys and our ourselves. So that'll be a really great, um, Opportunity, uh, to get together and, and, and show you what we do a little bit, you know. Um, and then the third one is in the restore and Zack went over everything to expect with that, but that is also on the link and that is on the 27th.
Speaker 2:
29:13
So, um, what, what time does the restore is usually start? Is there a certain hours? Yeah, definitely. So the restores are open nine to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Um, I think we have you guys for starting at nine. Awesome. On the 27. Perfect. Perfect. So yeah, so start at nine and then we will be volunteering in the restore Urbandale on the 27th at nine o'clock. So when we finishing up here, um, thank you so much, obviously for, for coming in and joining us and telling us a little bit more about habitat and, um, is there anything else that you'd like to add or anything that you'd like to talk about? Um, as far as, uh, the organization or really anything? Sure. I mean I can go on forever. I love it. What a record is an hour and a half, but I won't put you guys awesome. That's okay. I think just the biggest thing is I'm just a thank you to everyone who is interested in actually doing this. I think I was talking with another coordinator. I'd actually the Evelyn Evelyn Kay Davis Center. Um, earlier today I'm on a lot of the challenges with housing. Um, but all over it's complicated issues that we're facing with a lot of low income families that are struggling. Um, and it takes everyone to really impact and make a difference and for everyone's betterment as well, just how tied in del Mar with, with each other, it's a little bit removed. Sometime we don't see it, but it is real and valuable. So strength and numbers. Exactly right.
Speaker 4:
30:27
Yeah. Right. I do that
Speaker 2:
30:33
at least once. Yeah.
Speaker 4:
30:34
Every
Speaker 2:
30:36
five were were worth our purpose partners. Yup. I'm going to throw that in at least once. Well it's true. So thank you for what you guys do as well and just bringing everyone together and doing your part that way as well. Definitely. Well thank you so much again guys. That is Zach Frank. He is the volunteer coordinator and with the habitat for humanity and the volunteer engagement team. So thank you so much for joining us. Um, if you do have any questions, jump online. I got all of my research that you can't read my handwriting so bad, but I got all of that research from their websites so they have a ton of information on there. They do a great job, they make it really easy to volunteer. So jump on there and uh, if you have any questions about what we're doing at crave, you can jump into any of our sessions, talk to any of our coaches, all of our coaches and head coaches know exactly what we're doing with the habitat for humanity this season. So we're super excited to get everything going, and that is just starting here this weekend. So we got, were back loaded a little bit with this season, the last three weeks of the season, and we have three of volunteer opportunities right in a row. So it, it makes it super easy for everybody. But, um, again, thanks so much. Yeah, thank you.
Speaker 1:
31:47
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