Global Village

Volunteers keep Habitat homes moving

It couldn’t be said any better! Volunteers truly do keep Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity homes moving! Read the article published in The Garden Island highlighting our latest group of Global Village volunteers as they build homes, community and hope!

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Sweetest Gift

The fact that people are willing to travel here to spend their days building homes and hope with us is a gift in and of itself. That is just what Global Village volunteers do. They generously give of their time and money to give a hand up to a family on island. On top of this incredible gift, Global Village team member Sarah Pachkowsky, brought us a very special gift from her neck of the woods. Sarah is a Community Engagement Manager for Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island; she arrived at our affiliate with a hand carved mask that was created by Salish artist Noel Brown who lives on Vancouver Island. Noel is a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and believes that honoring Coast Salish stories and history through art is part of reconciliation. We are truly touched and grateful to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. 

Welcome Global Village Thrivent

Our visiting Global Village Thrivent team has arrived and hit the ground running, painting newly construct homes in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision! Not only that, they made it into our local paper The Garden Island on their very first work day! The article highlighted not only the generous work they are doing building homes and hope while on Kaua‘i, but also their fashion sense. A few of the team members found a way to cool things down by making alterations to their work shirts. Read all about this great group by clicking here.

The Garden Island – Volunteers fashion homes 

Good-Bye Global Village Thrivent

The time has come for us to say good-bye to our wonderful Global Village Thrivent volunteer team. The team, led by Tim VanRooy, has done an amazing job building homes and hope on Kaua‘i. For the past ten days this team has worked alongside our staff and homeowners installing insulation and painting homes in Anahola and ‘Ele‘ele. Mahalo team, until we meet again. 

Farewell Thrivent Team Heine!

It’s always bittersweet saying farewell to a wonderful group of volunteers. Thrivent Team Heine, led by Pastor Mark Heine has done a wonderful job helping us build homes and hope! We are truly grateful for your generosity and hard work!

Welcome Thrivent Team!!

Once again we are overjoyed to have a Global Village Thrivent team here to help us build homes and hope on Kaua‘i!! This is the 5th Habitat Thrivent build for team leader Mark Heine. He has also participated in build trips to El Salvador and Costa Rica. Many of the team members also have past experience building with habitat. We welcome all the new as well as familiar faces with much aloha! 

Farewell Global Village

We had a wonderful time working alongside our Global Village volunteers, but it’s time to say farewell. Last night our Homeowner Engagement Coordinator and Habitat homeowners sent them off in style with a Mahalo Celebration to express our gratitude for all the work they have done. The team was treated to good grinds, hula performances and lots of laughs! Mahalo nui loa Global Village for building homes, community and hope while on Kaua‘i. 

Women Build Success

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 more than 20 female volunteers spent the day building homes and hope with Kaua`i Habitat! It was all part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build week sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. The entire day was a big success!! Not only did volunteers bring lots of food and fun to the jobsite, they also completely framed enough walls for two houses in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision!! We couldn’t be more proud of all the volunteers that made this event a huge success.

Welcome Global Village Canada

Today a group of twelve selfless individuals arrived in our office for orientation before beginning their ten days of building homes and hope. They are part of a Global Village team that is being led by Rick Edwards. Rick became involved with Habitat for Humanity in 2010 when he took part in a build in El Salvador. The experience inspired him to participate in nine builds prior to this one. We are thrilled that Rick chose Kaua`i Habitat for his tenth build and welcome him and his wonderful team to the island!

Culture and Community

When we have a visiting Global Village team on Island we put them to work building homes and hope. As hosts, when they are not on the jobsite, it is important for us to introduce them to the community of which they are serving. Today the team, along with the rest of the community, were treated to lunch provided by The Salvation Army in Hanapepe. It was wonderful to see the sense of community The Salvation Army provided.  Mahalo to the wonderful people at The Salvation Army for showing our visitors what Aloha is all about!