FieldLogix Hammered to Build Homes for Habitat for Humanity
As part of FieldLogix’ outreach program, the staff recently took a day off from its selling and servicing Green GPS Tracking Solutions and closed the office for a day to help Habitat for Humanity build four local houses. The team worked on properties in Imperial Beach, California. Without having much construction experience, our staff took direction from the site Supervisor and the more experienced volunteers to build scaffolding, cover a patio, and hammer in tresses. A hard days work was put in by all to help construct the dream homes.
About Habitat for Humanity International: The San Diego chapter of Habitat for Humanity International started when a group of concerned citizens came together in the summer of 1987. It was while the founders were living at Koinonia Farms in Georgia that they learned the ideas that formed the basis of Habitat for Humanity. These ideas were about how a partnership of people with need and people with resources could empower families to improve not only their living conditions, but their entire lives by building homes.
By early spring 1988, several projects in Tijuana had broken ground, thus officially making Habitat for Humanity an international philanthropic organization. In late summer of 1988, former President Jimmy Carter brought his Habitat Blitz Build to San Diego and Tijuana. The Carters, with 3,000 volunteers, and community donations of approximately $1.5 million, 107 homes were constructed during the one-week blitz build.