|President||Larry Morrow (118767)||Contact|
|Vice President:||Bob McCann (106329)|
|Treasurer:||Fran Cornwell (116698)|
|Secretary||Lynn Morrow (118767)||Contact|
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO:
HRRVC Chapter 444, "The Ramblin' Builders" is a group of Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club members interested in supporting the goals of Habitat for Humanity. Chapter 444 was adopted as a HRRVC charity in 2005.. Since then, the chapter has participated in 4 to 6 Habitat for Humanity builds per year in several states. Chapter 444 members volunteer their time, talents, and resources to help build decent, affordable homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates and low-income future homeowners across the United States and Canada. The "Ramblin' Builders" is a partnership between the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club and Habitat for Humanity International. Working in conjunction with the Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanner coordinator in Americus, GA, chapter 444 club officers organize Chapter 444 member-only builds in various states and provinces in the United States and Canada. Efforts are made to coordinate the build dates with HRRVC national rally dates. Once the build dates are finalized, the Chapter 444 team leader coordinator will select a leader to lead the build. The builds are publicized in the Chapter 444 newsletter which is sent to chapter members several times a year.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A BUILD:
Chapter 444 builds usually last two weeks and consist of no more than 10 Holiday Rambler RV's. The workday is generally six to seven hours, Monday thru Friday. Weekends are usually work-free, but occasionally the local affiliate will modify the work week. Some Chapter 444 members have prior building experience, but many also have very little building experience. Prior build experience is not a requirement! No team members will be expected to do anything they are uncomfortable with. The local affiliate will provide an on-site construction supervisor who will supervise the home construction and insure that the home meets local building codes. Both novice and experienced team members will find many rewarding experiences for their skill levels and work preferences. and there is absolutely no gender bias. Typical tasks that may be performed during a build include framing, roofing, drywall, siding, interior and exterior painting, interior trim, etc. Most affiliates require that the electrical, plumbing, and heating be done by licensed contractors. Parking for RV's are arranged by the local affiliate, and occasionally there will be a modest charge, Rarely does the charge exceed $8 - $10 per day, and sometimes the parking is free. At a minimum, water and electrical hookups will be included, and if sewers are not available, a dump station will be nearby. Quite often the parking is at a local fairgrounds or nearby RV park. The local affiliate will usually provide drinking water and sometimes provide lunches and/or dinners for the volunteers. Toilet facilities will also be available at the worksite. WHAT TO BRING: Many chapter members will bring their own personal tools, but this is not a requirement. Most affiliates have tools available for use by the volunteers. However, it is good practice to wear hard-soled shoes and appropriate clothing.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN A REWARDING EXPERIENCE:
Print the attached Chapter 444 membership application form and send it with $10 per year dues to the chapter treasurer.