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.
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