I am excited to share with you that our first cohort of DM12 volunteers arrived safely at the end of February, after some minor delays due to Winter Storm Uri. Following a period of mandatory quarantine and onboarding training, they donned their work-boots and are making great progress on our worksite queue, alongside our staff. Since the program reopened after the Christmas break, a total of seven sites have been completed!
Back in December, the team worked on the home of a wonderful woman named Tiwona. She was eager to repair the hurricane damage on her home as she had plans to turn her extension into a women’s shelter; a cause close to her heart. The team completed a muck and gut on her home before Christmas and is delighted to return this month to start working on mold sanitation and roof repair.
“She is such a strong woman, a pillar in the community who just wants to give back. The team continues to be moved by her level of comfort in sharing her story with us. We can’t wait to get her a little closer to moving back into her home”
- Hana Wilder, AHAH Program Director
The team has also been busy carrying out improvements at our base of operations. Our next cohort group will be working from May through July, and once base improvements are complete we'll have the appropriate space to welcome an increased number of volunteers.
We are so grateful for your support of our efforts, and I look forward to updating you again soon!