Denver, CO 1- Habitat for Humanity (Post 4)

Mizzou Alternative Break trip from Denver, CO! ​

Today was our 3rd official day of service and I think many of us could say it was the best yet. During our first two days, we were able to work at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Denver. Today was our first day of working ON SITE!! Our volunteer group is working on townhomes in Globeville, Colorado.

This experience was phenomenal. We started the day at 9 am and worked up until 4:30 pm. Lunch was provided to us by supporters of Habitat for Humanity. Many of us were keeping our fingers crossed to meet families who would eventually live in these townhomes. To our surprise, we were able to today! We bonded with these families throughout the day as we worked with them to help build their future houses. There were three different homeowners on site today that we served with. All of the future owners are chosen by Habitat based on three critical criteria: need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. All of the future homeowners we served with today met this criteria and we're glad they did! It was amazing getting to know them and learn about their lives because it was very interesting. The whole day was a ton of fun and we all feel insanely accomplished about everything we've done today and earlier in the week. Today was special since we got to see how appreciative the future homeowners were for our service. There's no better feeling than that. John Bunyan once said "You haven't truly lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you."

Though I do love this quote, there is a part of me that does not 100% agree with it. These people may not be repaying us physically like in money or helping us build something, but the way they appreciate our service gives back to us in a way you cant measure in tangible assets. We're all helping and serving each other.

To top off the awesome day of service, we got to visit (and eat at) the original Chipotle in the nation in Denver. And best of all, the General Manager told us that he graduated from MIZZOU! He was so happy to see us there that he took us on a tour of the restaurant that not everyone gets to see. We made a new freind and spread the black and gold across the nation. We can only hope that the rest of this week is as truly amazing as these first few days.

Peace. Love. Cheddar Bunnies.

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