Energizer has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity® to help spread positivity throughout communities. By donating more than $300,000 and 1,000 volunteer hours through a series of volunteer projects, Energizer and Habitat for Humanity® will help families and neighborhoods across the country. The partnership kicked off in Joplin, MO, where a tornado devastated the entire community one year ago, and they have recently made a stop in Boston.
This past week I had the honor of being invited by Energizer to volunteer along with Stop and Shop Supermarkets on a Habitat for Humanity project in Boston. I have heard about Habitiat for Humanity but I have never participated in a project. I drove to the site not knowing what to expect, would I be helping to build the structure of the house? Would we be painting? Or what about installing windows? I was nervous but excited at the same time knowing that I would be helping someone else out and working towards a positive outcome.
This Habitat for Humanity effort in Boston “builds” on the Energizer campaign—that’s positivenergy—which combines a commitment to performance in products and responsibility in partnerships and programs that make a positive impact on the world.
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After meeting with the fellow volunteers and the site supervisors and learning about Habitat for Humanity we were split up into different groups to work on different areas of the house. Our project for the day was to work on putting Sheetrock up. One of the guys in my group built a house about 25 years ago but besides that none of us have ever put up Sheetrock. After a few simple directions we started our project for the day, it was actually pretty easy except for measuring the correct lengths to cut out holes for the electric outlets, and making sure the hole was almost perfect so it would be up to code. If we needed any help the supervisors were there to guide us, they really did a great job explaining how to put up the Sheetrock and how to use the tools. Dave – our area supervisor was exceptionally friendly, he is so warm hearted and works day and night on the Habitat for Humanity projects even in the sweltering 100 degree weather we’ve had this past week. It was great to talk with him about the other projects they are currently working on and seeing the progress they have made and how it makes a positive impact on the neighborhood. I never imagined I’d spend the day putting up Sheetrock, but I am glad that Energizer invited me, it felt great to give back to the community while learning something new.
Below is a little about the project I participated in:
This site of the Blue Hill Place project has been a vacant lot since the 1960’s, after the buildings here were burned down in riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Fortunately, Habitat was able to acquire the land a few years ago and has completed 4 of the 5 planned buildings, with hopes of stabilizing the neighborhood and strengthening the Dorchester community!
Habit for Humanity is always looking for volunteers, you can view local affiliates and volunteer opportunities on the Habitat for Humanity website. You don’t need to have any experience and do not need to work in construction, everything you need to know is taught to you that day. There are no mandatory hours and you can stay for as long or as little as you’d like, any help is greatly appreciated. Energizer also has a number of volunteer opportunities available, to view the current list please visit Now That’s Positivenergy and enter your zip-code.
Together, we can help Energizer and Habitat for Humanity® share positivity with neighborhoods in need around the country, and make a positive impact on the world.
Now that’s positivenergy.
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