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Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners Combine Fun With Help

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

The Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanners travel in their own recreational vehicles to
Habitat affiliates across the United States and Canada, building new friendships, building
awareness of Habitat, and building decent homes in partnership with families in need. The
RV Care-A-Vanners are men and women from all walks of life. They are single and married,
retired, mid-career, and just out of school. They range widely in age, occupation and skill
level. RV Care-A-Vanners are culturally, racially and ethnically diverse. What they share
is a commitment to eliminating substandard housing and a willingness to learn from and
partner with local affiliates and homeowner families. Additionally, each owns a
recreational vehicle — a motorhome, a trailer, or a camping van — in which he or she is
able to live temporarily. This is the program’s sole prerequisite. The HFHI/RV coordinator
arranges RV Care-A-Vanner builds and programs throughout the year, working with Habitat
affiliates across the United States and Canada. Arrangements are somewhat different for
“Care-A-Vanners Abroad” in Mexico and other countries. Participants in RV Care-A-Vanner
builds must be financially able to travel to the project site and cover personal expenses
while there. Each volunteer brings along tools, energy, and a spirit of enthusiasm and
flexibility. More information is available from the RV Care-A-Vanners Information Desk:
1-800-HABITAT, ext. 2446; by mail to RV Care-A-Vanners Info Desk, 121 Habitat Street,
Americus, Georiga 31709-3498; or by e-mail at [email protected]

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