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Habitat for Humanity, Orlando Build - Sign up now!

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Published: October 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I brought it up right here on Theme Park Insider a few months back, and after some arrangement with Robert Niles and Habitat, it is done, we are signed up and ready to help: We're asking for up to 15 Theme Park Insider readers to join us in spending a day working for Habitat for Humanity in the Orlando area.

Building homes for Habitat for Humanity

Here are the details:

When? - Saturday December 19th

Where? - Orlando. Final location will be given within 2 weeks of the scheduled date.

What will we be doing? - This will be advised within 2 weeks of the date and is subject to change for weather, project delays, etc.

What do I need to bring? - Closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty & lunch. A lunch truck also visit the site, a typical plate runs at only about $4. Water and Gatorade is provided.

Also, should anyone have safety googles and gloves, please bring them along. There are some available, but they are well worn.

Please be advised that we cannot have anyone on the jobsite that is under 16 years of age. Waiver forms will need to be completed. I can email these to you in advance to print and complete, or they will be available on site.

CHECK IN begins at 8am. I will be there to sign you in at 8.30, but the build begins at 8.30, so please arrive by 8.15. Directions to the site will be emailed as far as advance as follow, as well as a Google Map link.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so please reply to this thread, or email me via the contact link on my profile page, to advise of your intent to attend. Because of the limited space and interest shown before, please only show interest if you can attend.

For anyone staying in Orlando over night, we are looking to arrange a get together the following day at one of the local parks.

Suggestions for this are welcome in the comments thread. Please also post any questions you may have and I will answer them as they come up.

[Note from Robert: I'll be sending Theme Park Insider T-shirts to the participants, via Gareth, so please send him your T-shirt size, too. This is a great project, and I hope that many of our Central Florida readers will participate. And huge thanks to Gareth for organizing this project, too!]

Update: We have a thread going on the Theme Park Insider discussion board, for when the comments cut off on this page. Please post there if you'd like to participate, or if you have questions!

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on October 19, 2009 at 1:06 PM
I would love to do that,but I need to work. Its gonna be busy at the Disney Store (I hope).

We should do it again in 2010 so we can take part in Disney's promotion!

From Nick Markham on October 19, 2009 at 3:05 PM
I would love to do so as well, though my location does not help my chances... Utah. :D

So count me out.

From Erik Yates on October 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM
Hey G,
The Missus and I are planning on doing it. But only if when we can try and get everyone on TPI to try and help out when BTT does our volunteer day at Give Kids The World Village the early part of next year.
From Scott Verble on October 19, 2009 at 4:01 PM
That sounds awesome, I will probably be able to do it.
From 70.118.71.207 on October 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM
For now Gareth I'm a go, will just depend on work as we get closer to that time if I can't.
From rick stevens on October 19, 2009 at 8:33 PM
Habitat is a great project. Check on the age restrictions if you want your kids to participate. They usually have something for every ability level. If you have special skills, electrical, plumbing, etc, let G know as it is great to have skilled personnel. I am West coast and wish I could be there. For all of you that attend, have a safe and productive day!
From Erik Yates on October 20, 2009 at 2:35 AM
Well in that case, G, I'm a licensed CDL driver with plumbing knowledge and heavy equipment experience :)
From Gareth H on October 20, 2009 at 10:35 AM
Great response guys.

Keep it coming. I need to fill 15 CONFIRMED spaces within the next couple of weeks.

Don't forget to put down the amount of people in your party who wish to attend and help.

Think of this as your Christmas Gift back to Humanity ;)

From 206.53.153.242 on October 20, 2009 at 12:47 PM
I would love to build for HFH!!!!! Count 2 of us in please!
A_mcbride22@hotmail.com
From Amy Tupper on October 20, 2009 at 3:56 PM
I would love to participate, but I'll be flying in from Philly after my Combat Skills Training for my deployment. However, if have someone that can only work the first half of the day, I could probably do the rest of the day, if that's allowed.
From Samantha Mooney on October 22, 2009 at 7:16 AM
I would love to help out. Please count 2 in.

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