On Friday one group of RV Care-A-Vanners volunteers spread a heavy coat of primer on the walls of the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity’s house at 647 3rd St. in Las Cruces, NM.
Another team of volunteers continued tiling the floor of a second Habitat house a few miles away.
I was part of the painting crew (I’m in neon green) others include (from left) full-time RVer Steve Blythe, formerly of St. Louis, MO; extended timers Barb and Mike Oliver, of Grand Junction, CO; and fulltimer David Draves, formerly of Carbondale, CO.
All of the painting crew members have been volunteering with Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanners for years.
Blythe spends almost six months a year with the Mesilla Valley Habitat living in his class C motorhome. The Olivers have been pulling their 5th wheel trailer to Las Cruces for about 10 years. (This year they came with a brand new 5th wheel.) Draves, and his wife, Roxanne, are veteran RV Care-A-Vanners, traveling in their class A motor coach.
It was an honor to work with such an experienced crew; and, a group of folks that can have a lot of fun while working hard.
Photo: RV Care-A-Vanners painting on Mesilla Valley Habitat’s 7th Street House. From left, standing: Steve Blythe, Barb Oliver, Mike Oliver and David Draves. Seated: Julianne G. Crane