WHAT IS A HOME BUILDERS BLITZ?
HabiJax, the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), and Builders Care will construct 25 new homes and complete 25 rehabilitation projects in the New Town neighborhood in 6 days beginning June 9th through June 14th, 2014!
Homes will be built, rehabilitated and repaired during the “blitz build”, with a goal for Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to complete 200 homes nationally during the one-week event.
The official kick-off for the event is June 9th at Blitz Central located at 1591 West Beaver Street (Corner of Acorn and Beaver Streets.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
We need over 1,000 volunteers during this week both on and off the construction site.
To sign up, visit our Volunteer Calendar and select the month of June:
New Home Construction Volunteers: Sign up in the Blitz Build/Construction section
Rehabilitation Project Volunteers: Sign up in the Rehabilitation Projects section
Non-Construction Volunteers (helping with volunteer registration and other support activities): Sign up in the General Blitz Support section
Once you register, all the information you need will be sent to you.
Financial and In-Kind Donations
There are many different ways to donate to this exciting event. Please contact Brenda Thomas, Development Director for more information. Sponsors will be recognized with signage on site.
Food and Refreshment Donations
With that amount of volunteers coming during the week, we are looking for donations of breakfast and lunch items for 6 days. If you can contribute, please contact Paula Collett, Communications Manager, for more information.
Home Builders Blitz 2014 Opening Event – 10:30am on Monday June 9th.
HabiJax, NEFBA and Builders Care invite the community to attend a special kickoff event in New Town on June 9. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 1591 West Beaver Street (Corner of Acorn and Beaver Streets). Guests will enjoy food, special guests including television personality Steve Thomas, former host of This Old House!
Here are some pictures from last year’s 25th Anniversary Blitz Build: