Build-a-thon looking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Maui will present its seventh annual Build-a-thon Sept. 13 and 14 to promote awareness of and help eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in Hawaii.

More than 200 volunteers will work over two days to help a deserving family in Kahului. This family includes a disabled individual who is returning to Maui to care for her mother. She has Alzheimer’s disease. The house they own has some leaks in the roof that have caused the ceiling to come down in several places.

Other improvements will make the floors and bathroom accessible to those with disabilities. Plans also call for changing some windows and then painting the whole house.

Each worker will receive a “goody” bag including discount coupons for the Habitat ReStore. Volunteers also will receive a Habitat T-shirt, cap and lunch.

Each volunteer is asked to raise at least a $100 to participate.

“The Build-a-thon is a usually a special day of work, but this year will be even better because you can begin the project and then be there to see it completed,” said Executive Director Sherri Dodson. “If you can’t join us for this year’s Build-a-thon, we can use your help any day of the week.”

Habitat welcomes individuals and businesses to partner with them by volunteering or making a donation to help end homelessness and substandard housing.

For more information, visit or call 242-1140.