I mention Habitat for Humanity in my forthcoming book. When you volunteer you'll learn everything you need to know about working on houses. A man closing on his first house, which needed a lot of work, decided to volunteer. That first day he joined other volunteers at 7 a.m. The owner-to-be worked along side them, providing the "sweat equity" required. At 4 p.m. the man stood back and looked at the wooden house frame that hadn't been there just hours earlier. In five more volunteer sessions the house was completed. The volunteers and the new owner shed tears of happiness. Ultimately he spearheaded the building of a hundred homes, and learned that a heart full of caring, some hard work, and his newfound ability to build a house could make many families dreams of home ownership come true.
I came across a book that might serve as a guide for those of you wishing to volunteer or start a project or become an example for others. The title is Be the Change! It was edited by Michelle Nunn co-founder and CEO, Hands On Network. I'll be blogging some of their stories over the next couple of months. May they inspire you!