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rvcareavannersA number of worthy charity groups  actively recruit the muscles and brains of RV volunteers. One such non-profit is Habitat for Humanity that seeks to “eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.”

Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
rvcareavannerlogoOne active group of volunteers is the RV Care-A-Vanners.
“This may seem to be obvious,” writes RV Care-A-Vanner coordinator Mary Campbell in a recent email, “but for some new to our program it may not be. The only requirement for RV Care-A-Vanners is an RV, be it a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper or a tent. Please do not register for a Care-A-Vanner build if you do not have an RV.
“Also, for safety reasons children under-16 are not allowed on the construction site and those under-18 are limited in what they can do and what tools they can use. Habitat has numerous other opportunities for children and non-RVers. For more information, please contact your local affiliate or HFHI (1-800-HABITAT).”

Care-A-Vanners travel in their RVs, covering their personal expenses, to Habitat affiliates across the United States and Canada, to help build houses. Each caravan usually lasts two weeks and includes eight to 10 RV units. Check the “Build Listing” for builds that fit your travel plans. Then be sure to register for that build.

For questions, cancellations and concerns, e-mail [email protected]. You can also call 1-800-422-4828, Ext. 7534, or 1-229-410-7534 for assistance.

It is the perfect opportunity to make a difference—and have fun while doing it.

Images: Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanners.

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