Navy Recruiters Build Playhouses for Low Income Families


Story Number: NNS150202-23Release Date: 2/2/2015 3:47:00 PM
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By Travis L. Nickell,Navy Recruiting District San Diego Public Affairs

San Diego (NNS) -- Fifteen Sailors from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Diego participated in a community relations project with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH), Jan 30.

Recruiters assigned from seven different San Diego area recruiting stations work together to construct ten wooden playhouses for low income families in the area.

The investment company, TD Ameritrade, sponsored the building materials, and will later host a playhouse painting competition to fund raise additional money for SDHFH. SDHFH hopes to raise $20,000 from the playhouses.

James Cyr, construction crew leader for SDHFH, noted that the drive military volunteers bring to projects like these provide safe play areas for children.

"They [military volunteers] come with a lot of drive to do the work and get the job done quickly," said Cyr. "This project will better serve the less fortunate and get these houses to kids who may never have anything like this."

After each house is built and painted, SDHFH will load and deliver each playhouse to a low income family.

"I get a sense of satisfaction from projects like these," said Petty Officer First Class Khoi Do, recruiter assigned to NRS College Grove. "I've done something with a purpose. We volunteer for projects like this not just for families of San Diego but more importantly for children."

Established 27 years ago, SDHFH has built and renovated hundreds of homes and changed the lives of even more families through the work of more than 200,000 volunteers and supporters.



For more news from Navy Recruiting District San Diego, visit www.navy.mil/local/nrdsd/.

 
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Chief Navy Counselor Tyrell Bouler, front, division one leading chief petty officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Pedro Vargas-Diaz help build a playhouse for San Diego's Habitat for Humanity.
150130-N-MK741-023 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 30, 2015) Chief Navy Counselor Tyrell Bouler, front, division one leading chief petty officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Pedro Vargas-Diaz help build a playhouse for San Diego's Habitat for Humanity. Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Diego recruiters spent the day building 10 playhouses for low-income families. NRD San Diego encompasses 45 recruiting stations and covers 210,000 square miles within a tri-state area, which includes portions of California, Arizona and Nevada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis L. Nickell/Released)
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