At Hoosier Crane, we like to volunteer for different events in the community once a month to stay involved in our local community. On May 13th, the women of Hoosier Crane participated in one of the Elkhart County Habitat for Humanity Women Build events.
Hoosier Crane was one of the event sponsors, which is meant to spotlight the home ownership challenges faced by women. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. We can definitely stand behind that foundation at Hoosier Crane!
The Women Build initiative is about supporting and empowering women while financing and constructing a Habitat home. Women Build promotes the involvement of women and at the same time, nurtures and teaches women as they use new skills to build a decent, healthy and affordable home.
Each family accepted into the Habitat program has to complete a required 250 sweat equity volunteer hours. Habitat relies heavily on volunteers to build the houses in the community, and the women of Hoosier Crane are proud to say they were a part of building a house for a family in need. Volunteering together outside of the regular working environment brings everyone at Hoosier Crane closer together, making the atmosphere truly feel like a family.
Hoosier Crane will also be participating in a Habitat for Humanity Panel Build later this year. And we're even letting the men help out on that one! For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County, visit their website.