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"Peace, Purpose, and Joy": From Barb

We received a message from Barb, a volunteer who was out at our build recently. Her words moved us, and are a reminder of why we do what we do, and why without people like Barb, our work is not possible.

Barb writes: "Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know of the fantastic experience I personally had on July 16 taking part in a build with my colleagues from Black Press.

Nate and Ana were wonderful to work with — Nate was extremely patient and Ana answered so many questions about Habitat for Humanity and the work that is ongoing and planned for the future.

Today, what we accomplished on Saturday really hit home. As I was driving from Sylvan Lake to Lacombe on QEII, I looked over at the slough/lake that was our backdrop for last Saturday’s build. And beyond that I saw the homes WE WORKED ON and the DECK RAILINGS WE BUILT. Seeing something that you’ve actually built? It brought a whole new level to the experience.

I thought to myself, next summer I can maybe look this way as I’m travelling to Lacombe and see children on that deck, a family enjoying the summer sun on the deck of their new home. That brought me a real feeling of peace and purpose…and joy.

Sometimes we get caught up in the day to day stuff and how our lives are affected negatively by other people’s choices. Seeing that home reminded me of the good ways our choices can affect others.

Thank-you, Habitat for Humanity."

Thank YOU, Barb. Stories like this are why we do what we do, with the help of people like you.

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