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ZSR Rocks Habitat for Humanity in 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:57 pm

The 2011 ZSR (and Bridge) Habitat Crew

Mary Beth, Giz (top). Barry, Craig, Anna, Wanda, Susan, Steve, Rachel, Chris: this year’s crew!

For the third year, ZSR Library faculty and staff stepped forward to spend a day working at Wake Forest’s Habitat for Humanity House. We had a big crew this year with enough manpower to work on two different houses all day. Once again, we were fortunate to be supervised by Tony, who assured us that the only skill set he expected from us was to be breathing! He and his supervisors are some of the most patient instructors I’ve ever seen. Just think about having to start every day with a group of brand new volunteers! But they calmly showed us how to hold a hammer, use a power saw, and straighten out a bent nail. Before long, all of us were productively hammering, cutting wood, moving scaffolding, and even shingling a porch roof. As usual, all of the ZSR volunteers had a very rewarding experience, even with all the sore muscles that went home with us at the end of the day. Next year, we hope to send another team of enthusiastic house builders (for a day)! Check out a few pictures from the day!

The ZSR Habitat crew would also like to thank our colleagues who covered for us back at the library during this very busy time. Another volunteer was impressed that we had a fabulous team back at the library that would support our ability to be there for the entire day.

ZSR Library goes to Habitat for Humanity

Friday, September 17, 2010 11:00 am

Hi everyone! Yesterday morning a team of us made our way over to the WFU Habitat for Humanity building site near Kernersville. Different departments on campus have been helping to build the Wake Forest sponsored home. For those of you who could not be with us, I’ve put together a short video of our time there:

Look out for Mary Beth’s follow up and Flickr pictures from the day.

ZSR Library at the WFU Habitat for Humanity House

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:12 pm

Heather Working on the Trusses

Heather Works on Trusses at the WFU Habitat House

As part of the Wake Forest University/Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Habitat Build, ZSR Library sent a crew of 10 to work on the site on Wed. September 9. Volunteers from all 4 library teams were represented and worked together so well that the Habitat crew chief voiced how impressed he was with the quality and quantity of work that was accomplished in our 4 hour shift.

At 7:45 am this morning we gathered to get instructions and direction for the day. Reporting for duty were: Prentice Armstrong, Heather Gillette, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Jean-Paul Bessou, Kevin Gilbertson, Craig Fansler, Barry Davis, Susan Smith, and ZSR volunteer Ron Smith. Our assignments included dismantling/moving/assembling scaffolding, bracing trusses from the interior, adding more trusses on the front of the house, installing sheathing on the upper end of the house, stapling up vapor barriers, installing two wing rafters, and then securing them to roof sheathing.

I think I speak for the group when I say that it was a very rewarding experience and that, as a volunteer opportunity, it rated with the best. Our crew supervisor Tony, and his assistant, Courtney, were excellent instructors and patiently taught us what we needed to know to do a very competent job.

Take a look at the pictures from this morning to see all that was accomplished!

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