This summer we were been blessed with the services of three externs from Brown Mackie College. Each of these men completed 120 hours of service as a requirement of graduation. We used the skills and talents of two externs in business and one IT extern. So, we received 360 hours of help! We hope to continue to work with Brown Mackie College in the future.
In addition, since July we’ve hosted four volunteer teams at our properties around Davenport. These groups have mowed, weeded, trimmed bushes and stained porch rails and decking. Each property has improved in appearance. We are very grateful because this work is beyond the scope of our staff’s time to accomplish. We appreciate the services of the Augustana Leadership Team, McGladry Team, a team from John Deere and the students from St. Ambrose participating in the Urban Plunge!
The United Way Day of Caring will take place in two weeks. HMHI will host 97 volunteers, in 4 teams. Two teams come to us from John Deere, another from QCR Holdings, and another team from Midland Information Resources. If the weather permits, we will be painting and staining at the remaining properties. This boosts our efforts to have every property winterized and ready for upcoming cold weather.
We don’t ever forget that there are countless others who volunteer weekly at HMHI. Some help in the donation center, others assist with data entry and bookkeeping, others help with the maintenance staff.
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering, contact our volunteer director, Patti, at HMHI.