Designers with Power Tools: DDG volunteers at Orchard Ridge

Habitat for Humanity

Stepping out from behind our computers and drawing boards to volunteer in our neighborhood has become not only an important way to gain valuable understanding about building and construction logistics but is also a great way to give back to our community. Just recently, a small group of 15 DDG team members volunteered their time to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Only 15 minutes from DDG, the Orchard Ridge Community has 30 low-income homes being built on site. All homes on this property will go to people who have applied for, and completed, the Habitat for Humanity requirements.

The DDG volunteers could not ask for a more beautiful autumn day to donate time. Our group was assigned to framing in a basement and installing the blocking (for shelves) in closets throughout one of the houses. While working in very close proximity to one another, we quickly became a strong efficient team using drills, hammers and a power saw. In the end, we had a great day and were able to see how small amount of time invested in some hard work can translate into physical living spaces and homes. We thank Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake for providing a fantastic team-building experience and wish them a very happy 30th anniversary.

Habitat for Humanity