Wednesday, November 21, 2007

CCV staff member volunteers in L.A.

Mica DeAngelis, a CCV Burlington academic advisor and coordinator of our Visual Arts programs, and her husband Barry Mansfield recently spent a week in Los Angeles, CA working on the Jimmy Carter Work Project 2007 through the Habitat for Humanity organization. Mica and Barry are long time Habitat volunteers and during this project in LA, they were house leaders working with a team of 16 that included college students, teachers, retirees, and young professionals. Together with the homeowners, a Mexican American family of 16, they applied 60 gallons of paint to a large home and two smaller cottages on their property. Thank you Mica for filing this report and the accompanying images:

"Sweat, smiles and dreams mix with sore muscles, energy and celebration every year for the Jimmy Carter Work Project. During the week of October 29, 2007, 3000 volunteers from around the world met in Los Angeles to build and rehab 100 homes. Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter put on tool belts themselves and worked along side volunteers to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity’s mission to reduce substandard housing.

This annual gathering sponsored by the Carters, focuses the world’s attention on the need for affordable and decent housing worldwide. Called the Jimmy Carter Work Project, the international event has been an ongoing light raised against poverty housing by the Carters and Habitat for Humanity International since 1984."

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