Progress, a team at time

A couple of months back I was on a Habitat for Humanity build on the Elizabeth Settlement in Alberta.

The result of our week of work was more structural than visible as we got the main floor joists and floor boards in, plus some other prep work. As the first volunteer team on the site we left our unfinished home hopeful that the project would carry on.

Today I received an update and a photo that proved that with time, patience and a little faith good things can happen.


As a volunteer you don’t often get to see the full scope of an initiative.

You’re part of piece of it for a period of time and need to be fulfilled knowing that you’ve contributed. But sometimes your gratification comes again when you see that others have shared the vision and the project has indeed been delivered well.

With all the dialogue currently going on regarding property ownership for Aboriginal people on settlements and native lands, I do hope that this humble project, 4 buildings/8 homes, is completed soon and families can settle in for a comfortable winter.


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