Welcome Volunteers and Supporters!

Volunteer day June 12th 2021 from 10am – 2pm

Come along and join us at 208 Hobart Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 for our landscaping project. Bring rakes and shovels, wear sturdy shoes and light clothing. We will provide drinks, sandwiches and light refreshments.

Email me and let me know what time you are free to come along and help – Sophia –exdir@laportehabitat.org or call 219 814 4985.

Help us build!

Welcome to all our volunteers, past and present and thank you for thinking of us! Your help will be valued in so many ways. You don’t need to have prior construction experience. Just come out with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Our homes are built with your volunteer hours; you are the core of our organization. We welcome everyone, with all levels of skill to assist building the next home for our partner family.

Join us to work on site by:

Getting ready to build – Site prep/lot clearing, excavation.

Building – Framing and rough carpentry & salvage, siding, painting, carpentry, floor coverings, finishing.

Build the Fence Lay out the posts, dig holes, position post in concrete, attach the panels and post caps, stain or treat the wood.

Turn the House into a Home Help make the house ready to move in – clean the floors, hang blinds, fund raise to buy essentials.

Landscaping Clear the lot after the builders have left, prepare the soil, making a plan for planting, donating plants, planting, sewing seeds, cleaning up. Helping the homeowner learn about their new garden.

Errand runner for construction days
Provide food and drinks
Help organize tools and trailers
Seek donations of building materials and tools

During COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity International’s guidance to local Habitat organizations around the globe strongly recommends the adoption of a required face covering policy that would apply to all staff, volunteers, partner families, vendors and retail customers engaged in activities on Habitat premises, in addition to adherence to all additional local, state and national public health guidelines’. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization both continue to advise face coverings as an effective tool to control and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We advise face masks when working inside the home build and to distance outside. See Indiana State stage 4.5 guidelines here. Face coverings are required according to Executive Order 20-37, at ‘special events’. You be asked to sign our Volunteer Waiver (see below) on arrival at the build site.

For Volunteer Information email – exdir@laportehabitat.org or call 219 814 4985.

Other ways to help

Help pay for our 2020 Home build

Click here below to make a donation, a tax deductible contribution or monthly pledge.

Donate land Contact me to discuss how to donate a lot or piece of land. It is simple. We will conduct a title search and as a non-for profit apply for a tax exemption. Sophia Coleman exdir@laportehabitat.org

Donate a car, truck, boat, or RV – Click CARS FOR HOMES – the official car donation program of Habitat for Humanity. Call 219-814-4985 or email  carsforhomes@habitat.org 

Team Building day with the Michigan City Fire Department

Establish a Partnership Schedule a presentation for us to speak about Habitat for Humanity with your schools, church, organization or group to establish a partnership with us.