Posted by Jackson Bubolz on Sep 28, 2022
The Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) made a decision in 2021 to actively search out opportunities to preform more "hands on" service work. One partnership that really took off was with Milwaukee's Habitat for Humanity. 
Habitat for Humanity aims to bring affordable homeownership to anyone who desires it. A way they do that in Milwaukee is by purchasing vacant lots to build on. They fundraise to acquire building materials and wages for their employees, and Habitat relies heavily on volunteer groups for labor. Some labor volunteers come from large corporations, and some comes from churches and service groups like the ERC. 
On September 22,  2022 fellow Rotarians Paul Sawicki, Jack Hill, Paul Langer, & Tom Curl  worked with Habitat employees and "Habituals" (volunteer 3+ days a week) to frame the second story of a home on 5th St in Milwaukee. They hoisted walls from the ground to the second level, they tacked in walls, and prepared the home to be enclosed. 
The home they worked on could be ready for a family to take over the mortgage as soon as Spring. 
If you've been curious about getting involved in a Habitat build, please talk with Mike Groth or Jackson Bubolz about the Friday, October 28 Habitat build. This will be the ERC's 4th of the year, and it will feature a flooring project - a great project for anyone who doesn't love ladders.