On the hottest day of the year, in a house with no electricity (meaning no air conditioning) four volunteers and 2 soon to be homeowners put down flooring. Jim Cronce and Nick Dodson from Cambridge Investment Corp. volunteered along with two Habitat Board Members, Donna Cronce and Kathy Brown to put down laminate flooring. The flooring was donated by Creative Edge/Wheaton Capitol for this home, as well as two others!

Nick and Jim cutting flooring.

They started early in the morning hoping to beat the worst of the heat. They got a good portion done before the home owners, David and Rayna, came to put in some of their “Sweat Equity” and took over the laminate. Jim and Nick moved to the bedrooms to work on the carpet squares.

David and Rayna putting in their “Sweat Equity”.
Nick and Jim working on carpet tile

Each adult is required to put in 200 hours of “sweat equity” into their homes. Sometimes it can be helping at the Habitat ReStore, and sometimes it’s building or painting. There is always something to do no matter the skill level.

Habitat can’t thank the donors and volunteers enough. It is the community partnerships that make these homes possible. If your organization would like to be a part of this mission, please contact the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat For Humanity at admin@fairfieldhabitat.org.

We are currently taking applications for the next Habitat home. You can get an application online on our website www.fairfieldhabitat.org