On a hot August day, nine Freedom staffers joined Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna to help their community and burn off some energy. Habitat staffer Bill Schmidt began the day by explaining Habitat’s mission and methodology. The home project, located in Edgewood, required staffers to clear out trash and debris, remove doors and trim, pull up carpet—whatever it took to create a clean slate for renovation inside and out.
As the day’s temperature soared, kitchen cabinets were demolished and floors ripped up. A load of recyclable metal and reusable items was assembled and loaded onto Habitat trailers. A large dumpster was filled and hauled away. And a sweaty, tired bunch of employees was ready to head home for a shower! The dirty work was all to help local residents buy safe, affordable housing in our area. It was a gratifying experience for the volunteers.
Love of Kids — and Horses — Prompts Saturday Volunteerism
Six Freedom staffers responded to the opportunity to assist at Normandy Farms Therapeutic Riding program. Designed for disabled children, the program gives people of all abilities the chance to enjoy horseback riding.
Freedom’s volunteers were able to help in a variety of ways, from brushing horses and cleaning out stalls to assisting riders in the ring.