Habitat for Humanity: Community Outreach Event

October 28, 2011 by Justin Bugajski

My name is Michael Cykowski and I am the Community Outreach Director for your local alumni club. I’d like to tell you about an exciting event that we have planned for December!

Join me and your fellow Bay Area Spartans in Daly City to help with day of service with Habitat for Humanity in Daly City from 8:30am to 4:30 pm on Saturday December 3, 2011.

Project Description

We will be assisting with the construction of a new home for a Bay Area Family. We don’t know exactly what we’ll be doing. But no construction experience is necessary.

Currently only 15 spots are available, so if you are interested please RSVP on our Facebook event page or email service@sfbayspartans.org to let me know.

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU CAN ABSOLULTELY COMMIT TO THIS EVENT. We don’t want to tell them we have 15 volunteers coming and then not deliver.

Project Site Location and Info

7555 Mission Street, Daly City, CA, 94104

Parking is very limited at the site and we strongly encourage you to take BART, public transit or carpool. If you have to drive, plan to arrive early to look for street parking. The Colma BART station is just a few short blocks from the construction site and easily walk-able.

It’s raining! What do I do?

Construction can continue during rain showers, depending on the stage of construction. Often we will have enough work to do indoors to continue working in inclement weather. If it is raining, please call 415-625-1038 after 7:00 a.m. on the day you are volunteering. If the build day has been cancelled there will be a recording letting you know.

What should I wear?

Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting ruined. Also be aware that much of the work is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather, including rain, wind, sun and/or fog. Paint or other materials could spill onto your clothes, so please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained or ruined. DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY – it could get damaged or lost.

What should I bring to the construction site?

First of all, bring a lunch and water. Habitat Greater San Francisco will provide the hand tools and power tools you will be using.

You may bring your own hand tools if you like, but be sure to label them with your name. If you have your own work gloves or safety goggles you may want to bring them as well. Also, be sure to bring your own personal comfort items – sunscreen, a hat and layered clothing for weather changes. Please leave your valuables at home! There is no storage space at the site.

Can I come late/leave early?

We ask for a full-day commitment from all our volunteers. When people show up late or leave early it makes it difficult for site supervisors to properly train volunteers or accomplish the construction goals for the day. For safety reasons, we cannot allow anyone to come late; if you miss the safety talk, you will not be able to work on the site that day.

Directions to the Site from San Francisco
From San Francisco:
* Take US 280 S towards San Jose
* Exit CA-82/SAN JOSE AVE towards MISSION ST
* Merge onto CA-82 S/ SAN JOSE AVE
* Turn Left on “A” ST
* Arrive at 7555 MISSION ST, DALY CITY, on the Left

If you can attend, please RSVP on our Facebook event page or send me an email. Questions, comments or suggestions? Feel free to contact me.