Houston Habitat for Humanity and SLGT Partner for Home Build
We are proud to announce that the SLGT team is set to embark on one of its largest community projects to date. SLGT has partnered with Houston Habitat for Humanity to raise walls, hammer nails and lay roofing over six days in an effort to support affordable housing. From September 13-19, SLGT members, friends and businesses will team up to build a home in Houston Habitat’s newest neighborhood, Milby Park in Northeast Houston.
SLGT and Houston Habitat have the shared belief that quality of life can be improved through partnership, sustainable practices and community building. With your help, and thanks to a generous grant from the Turner Foundation, SLGT and Houston Habitat will be able to provide a local family with the opportunity to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
About Houston Habitat for Humanity
Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity, along with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built more than 825 affordable homes for purchase by hard working, low-income Houstonians. Qualified Houston Habitat homebuyers agree to a no-interest mortgage and contribute 300 hours of "sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment. Partner families are also provided with classes on money management and home maintenance. More information about Houston Habitat and the Houston Habitat ReStore, a discounted building supply outlet, is available at www.houstonhabitat.org or by calling 713-671-9993.
How You Can SLGT
BUILD: We need 150 volunteers over six days. That’s a lot of folks, but we know that you’re up to the challenge! Just follow these simple steps:
• Go to www.houstonhabitat.org
• Click on “VOLUNTEER NOW”
• Click on “Access Code”
• Enter Access Code “SLGT”
• Click on “Access Schedule”
• Select date(s) to volunteer
• Click on “Sign Up”
• Fill in the requested info
• Recruit your friends and family! (Note: You must be 16 years old to be on the jobsite)
• We need local restaurants, stores or guardian angels to provide lunch for our hard working volunteers. They’ll be sweating up a storm in the September heat, and we will definitely have hungry stomachs to feed.
• Can’t make it out to build? Houston Habitat still needs your support!
GET INVOLVED FOR THE LONG HAUL: Connect with us to stay updated on events and to learn more about how you can Support Local and Grow Together.
Here are the days and what will be happening:
Day 1: Erect exterior walls and secure them to the foundation slab. We use “Ram Set” guns, nail guns and regular hammers to accomplish these tasks.
Day 2 & 3: Put up sheathing and bracing for the frames, erect roof trusses and put down roof decking. Again we will use nail guns and hammers for these duties.
Day 4: Put down felt liners and shingles on the roof, install windows and start installing the blue board insulation.
Day 5: Complete putting up the blue board.
Day 5 & 6: Finish installing shingles and catching up on any incomplete work.
After the home has been finished out by the sub-contractors we encourage sponsors to
return to the home site to landscape the yard and hold a dedication ceremony with the
Many thanks to 20k Group for all their help and having us be apart of Habitat for Humanity.