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Making a Difference: Building a House with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity

I admit it—I am not a morning person. Happiness for me is being able to sleep in on the weekends. So, as my alarm began blaring at me at 6:00 AM on a Saturday morning, it was hard not to wake up feeling a bit grumpy. As I strapped on my boots and put on my volunteer T-shirt emblazoned with the big UPS shield across the back, my grogginess and irritation quickly shifted to pride and enthusiasm (caffeine helped too). Why? Because I knew I wasn’t just giving up some sleep on a weekend; I was going to help make a difference in someone’s life.

That morning I was assisting at the UPS sponsored Habitat for Humanity house build. As the sole sponsor of a new house for the Jacinto family in Woodstock, GA, various UPS departments had been helping with the build each weekend. My department was tasked with painting the interior of the house.

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Service First: UPS Global Volunteer Month

UPS has just kicked off its Global Volunteer Month. During the month of October, UPSers around the world, dedicate their time and energy to service in their communities. I recently had the opportunity to participate in my first Habitat for Humanity build. Ironically, I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect yet excited to meet and work with other UPSers to make a dream come true for Beatrice Lester and her family.

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