Global Village

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!   

Mahalo Global Village

Once again we are lucky enough to be hosting a group of Global Village volunteers led by Team Leader Jan Roberta!! This group will focus on constructing walls in our baseyard that will be used in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. Mahalo Team Roberta! We are so appreciative of your dedication to Kaua‘i Habitat.

Welcome Back Jean

currie-jeanYou know how much we love our volunteers! Well the love continues as we welcome back long time Global Village team leader Jean Currie! Jean is on island with her Global Village team to build homes and hope on Kaua‘i. These volunteer teams are essential to keeping prices affordable for Kaua‘i Habitat homebuyers. Mahalo Jean, Joe, Jill, Laura, Sai, Madeline, Katie, Conway, Christina, Monique, Genevieve and Elyse!! Your service to our community is so appreciated.

Welcome Jane

Jane ProkopowiczPlease help us in welcoming Jane Prokopowicz to the island. Jane is donating her time, as part of a Global Village team, to help Kaua‘i Habitat in our quest to ensure everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live. Jane traveled from Long Island, N.Y. where she has worked as a registered Dietitian for over 30 years. Over the past few years, Jane has worked on three Habitat for Humanity houses in her area that were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. We are so grateful that Jane is here volunteering her time to help us build homes and hope on Kaua‘i.

Welcome Chris

Christine HubbardChristine “Chris” Hubbard comes to us from Davidsonville, Maryland. Chris is a member of the eleven person Global Village team of volunteers that are here building homes and hope on Kaua‘i. When not volunteering her time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, walking the family dogs and learning new things. She is also a full time practicing attorney. We are so lucky that Chris has taken time from her busy schedule to help us ensure that everyone has a decent place to live.

Welcome Kirby

Kirby DrummKirby Drumm traveled to Kaua‘i from Mountain View, California as part of a Global Village team that is currently helping us build homes and hope in ‘Ele‘ele! He is a Sr. Sales Engineer who enjoys tennis, exercise, studying Japanese and home brewing. Kirby’s enthusiasm for volunteering began last year when he volunteered at an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica. We are very fortunate to have him here giving of his time and effort to strengthen our community.

Welcome Dana

Dana BernardWe are so excited to welcome Dana Bernard to the Kaua‘i Habitat ‘ohana! Dana is currently leading a group of Global Village volunteers who are here building homes and hope in our community. An Environmental Engineer with the State of Maryland, Dana loved the idea of helping others and that is why she joined the Habitat for Humanity cause.