23 Jan Age is a State of Mind
Age is simply a state of mind according to Travel & Build volunteer Millie Fink. “It’s not a number or a date on the calendar, it’s a state of mind,” the nearly 90 year old volunteer was heard saying as she was busy painting a home in Kaua’i Habitat’s ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. “Doing work like this is how I stay young.” Millie has built homes and hope with Kaua’i Habitat before and hopes to do it again. She shows no sign of slowing down as she is still making big plans for the future. Millie is currently spending a little over a week on the jobsite, dedicating her time to working alongside her teammates and Habitat homebuyers as they strive to achieve the dream of homeownership. Millie is part of a Travel & Build team visiting the garden island that is being led by experience team leader Jean Currie. Jean has been participating and leading volunteer groups to Kaua’i since 2011. This current group consists of eight volunteers coming from both coasts of the U.S. mainland. The Travel & Build program offered by Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity offers visitors the opportunity to experience the island like a local, working with locals. These volunteers make a tremendous impact on the families they are helping and hopefully we send them home with a little bit of Hawai’i aloha.