FOREST CITY, Iowa – People at the annual WIT Rally are again volunteering their time and effort Friday to build a shed for Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa.
The day-long project is organized with the help of “RV Care-A-Vanner,” a program of Habitat for Humanity International.
“This annual event has become such a great way to introduce the Winnebago owners to the Habitat RV Care-A-Vanner Program, and how we help Habitat affiliates across the country to fulfill their mission to end poverty housing,” said Mary Vandeveld, RV Care-A-Vanner Program Manager. “Once they get a taste of how to ‘travel with purpose,’ they plan their RV travels around Care-A-Vanner build opportunities - and build a network of new friends as well as homes!”
The RV Care-A-Vanner Program recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers who travel in a recreational vehicle around the United States and Canada to help local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build houses.
This is the third year in a row that Rally attendees have built a shed as a sample of the activities that happen on a regular Habitat construction site. Once finished, the shed will be moved to a future Habitat home in north central Iowa.