In July, two teams of Assistant Attorneys General from the Human Services Legal Division each spent a day volunteering with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity on one of their new building sites in the North End of Burlington.
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build perpetually affordable houses to sell to working families who are living in unsafe or overcrowded housing conditions. The organization is celebrating its 35th year of building simple, safe, and extremely energy efficient homes in Vermont. Each Habitat home is built almost entirely by volunteers and takes between 300-400 volunteers to complete. Partner Habitat Families who have been selected to receive a house must complete 400 sweat equity hours either working on their home, another Habitat build site, or working for one of the two Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Restores (located in Williston and Milton).
During the first two weeks of July, eleven attorneys and a summer intern from the Human Services Legal Division strapped on hard hats and safety glasses to work on one of the most critical areas in Human Services – affordable housing. The teams worked on a number of different jobs at the site including building staging, cutting and installing insulation board, and framing portions of the interior.
It was an honor to be able to be able to contribute to such a fantastic organization and to a help a family in the community.
If you’d like to know more about Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website.
Last modified: July 18, 2019