30 Oct

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2019

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2019

Heritage Bank & Hand In Hand Ministries - Partner to build home for deserving citizen!

"If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired." - Askhari Johnson Hodari. As we read this quote, we instantly reflected on this year's house build with Hand in Hand Ministries. Building a house seemed farfetched as it is a very tedious and time consuming project. However, with team work and determination, the HBL and Hand in Hand Ministries crew completed it in 3 days.

The House Build started in the afternoon of October 9th and finished on October 11th. The first day was the most important day because we had to set the walls together and ensure it was levelled perfectly. The second and third day is when all the details like installing the windows and doors, the roof, and the paint job was completed. Ms. Smith and her family assisted in any way possible and it was amazing to get to know her and help to build her home at the same time.

This was a heartwarming and unforgettable experience. It definitely instilled gratitude and humility in everybody that contributed to Ms. Smith's home. At the start of the House Build, we had no experience in building a house. However, we felt extremely knowledgeable after completing this project thanks to the Hand in Hand Ministries. Majority of us felt little to no fatigue in the end because we kept a positive mindset and completed the task with passion and love. Seeing Ms. Smith's tears of joy almost brought tears to our eyes as well because we felt like one big family. As Bob Marley once said, "One love!".

Contributed by: David Sabido, Administration Support