Meet Our 2017 A-Team

By November 16, 2016Volunteer

Our mission requires the work of many hands and feet to build/rehab/repair homes for families in need of affordable homeownership. One important set of hands in this work is that of our AmeriCorps members, or as we call them, the A-Team. These fine folks allow our organization and Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the state to more efficiently serve our families, volunteers, and partners. Read below to learn a bit more about each member of this year’s A-Team!

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Meet Lauren:

  • Where do you or have you called “home”? I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but am proud to call Fountain Square in Indianapolis my new home.
  • Why did you choose to work with Greater Indy Habitat? My grandpa used to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and my family has always been a large supporter of the Habitat mission – when I was looking for my next adventure I was drawn to Habitat and ecstatic to find AmeriCorps positions available.
  • What’s one construction skill you look forward to learning/improving in the next year? I am excited to really understand the WHY of what we do when building a house – to understand the specifics and gut of my own home by the end of this year
  • When not working on a Habitat build site on the weekend, where might someone find you? When I happen to find myself not on a Habitat site chatting with and co-leading the volunteers, I can be found riding my bike, doing yoga at Invoke, trying a new restaurant or brewery around town or listening to NPR while working on a home project.

Meet Gavin:

  • Where do you or have you called “home”? Home for me is right here in Indiana in a town called New Palestine, lived here all of my life.
  • Why did you choose to work with Greater Indy Habitat? My brother did this program a couple years back, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to do this and I think working with habitat will help me as I try to find out what I what to do.
  • What’s one construction skill you look forward to learning/improving in the next year? There are a lot of things I am learning right now, but I really just want to improve on all that I can so I can work to be the best that I can be.
  • When not working on a Habitat build site on the weekend, where might someone find you? My weekends are usually spent with my family and friends on the days that I have off.

Meet Austin:

  • Where do you or have you called “home”? Downtown Indy
  • Why did you choose to work with Greater Indy Habitat? I have friends in Indy from school.
  • What’s one construction skill you look forward to learning/improving in the next year? Framing
  • When not working on a Habitat build site on the weekend, where might someone find you? Martial Art school (Meng’s Richmond)

We look forward to working with this 2017 A-Team to build homes, communities and hope across Indiana!

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  • Hi,
    Are new AmeriCorps workers starting with HFH in August or September? Irvington Presbyterian Church (55 Johnson Ave) has low cost housing available for up to 3 AmeriCorps workers. Please contact the church (317-356-7225) or email (rheimach@irvpresby.org).

    Thanks for passing this information on to whomever might need it.

    Bob Heimach
    Senior Pastor

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