Today was a special day, Women’s Build Day 2, the title sponsor Oly Fed was on site helping with anything and everything. From flooring, bathroom floor prep, throwing down straw, framing the outdoor windows, to doorknob installation. Volunteers were learning about how to open a ladder properly and the best 5/6 dollar tool everyone needs. Then there was the rain!
I loved hearing about how much fun the Oly Fed volunteers had. They have a program within the company that focuses on strengthening ties to the community. There are many options employees can choose from, some help at their kids schools and others jump on this opportunity.
Women’s Build is the volunteer experience where each person gets involved in helping build something, learn a new skill they can take home and watch the homeowners benefit from this great opportunity.
They get to help make something and watch who it benefits directly.
Did I also mention they love getting a break from the office? Enjoying the fresh air we get here in Washington during this time of the year, I love that the event happens around this time every year.
I loved watching the staff members on site teaching skills to each volunteer.
The best part of watching these teachers teach is how they explain things. They are gentle, kind and very informative with what works and what doesn’t work with a WHY.
Opening a ladder has always felt fairly intuitive, and that I don’t need extra info. But I am glad I got to hear and see how to open a ladder at Women’s Build Day 2.
How to install a doorknob. Now this has always puzzled me. Our doorknobs in our own home are off and weird. The house has had many years to settle and I often wonder if I can fix them but also add a lock to them, can you relate? Well today I got to see and hear how to install a doorknob, how not to do it BUT also what you might run into in the future with doorknobs and houses settling. Learning how to identify the door frame settling issue and how to fix it was so informative and helpful. Tips and tricks were given to solve these issues as well. It was the most informative 10-15 minutes of the day and I cannot wait to fix my doorknobs!
Want to know about a tool everyone needs for just about everything? Its this one here. You can probably get it cheaper at your local hardware store! This tool is used to lift things, scrape every drip drop of paint off the paint roller and get a door off a frame. How cool is that? And honestly that’s not everything but that’s what I remember.
Well, there was a rain cloud that came on over and it started raining during the group photo of all things. I thought it was amusing. It was chilly but everyone was such a great trooper about it.
What I noticed was the significance of hay. Throwing hay really helped with the rain that poured at 6am this morning. When I woke up to the sound of rain which by the way I love I was concerned I wasn’t sure what everyone would get to do on site.
Perhaps your wondering the same thing? Well there is always work to do inside the homes like laying flooring, installing doorknobs, painting, or prepping bathroom floors. There is so much volunteers get to do.