In October, Mindy Stubenrauch, Paralegal with the Banking and Lending Department of Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie and Hoyt, will be joining hundreds of volunteers from all over the world for Habitat for Humanity’s Everest Build in Nepal.
As part of its affiliation with Habitat for Humanity, North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity tithes each year to build homes overseas. This year Habitat International offered affiliates the option to designate their tithe to Nepal and in exchange, the affiliate can send a small number of volunteers to help build homes in that country.
In appreciation of the legal services provided by Gina Johnnie and Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate chose to send a member of the firm on the build, along with a handful of other volunteers from the Willamette Valley area.
Volunteers at Everest Build 2012 will work alongside local families to build houses in Kavre, one hour east of Kathmandu, at the foot of the Himalyans. The project involves building 40-45 houses in one week, using environmentally friendly, locally grown bamboo and sun-dried bricks. In addition to providing sweat equity, each home partner family provides some of the raw materials such as timber, bamboo or mud from their own land.
Everest Build 2012 is a celebration of the 15,000 families in Nepal who have been helped by Habitat for Humanity in the past decade and a milestone on the path to providing safe, decent, affordable housing to 100,000 families in Nepal by 2016.
During this exciting week, Mindy will have the opportunity see what can be accomplished when families, organizations, communities and nations come together to build a future where everyone has a decent place to live.
You can also follow Mindy’s posts during the build at our Facebook page.