Invitation to participate with Habitat for Humanity in Romania

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Journey Coordinator Invitation
Habitat for Humanity Global Village – Moinesti, Romania
August 30 to September 11, 2019
(Includes optional three-day add-on)
Greetings!
We are Chuck and Betty Oldanie, Journey Coordinators from Florida. Friendship Force Florida Suncoast is offering a unique opportunity for Friendship Force members to engage in global collaboration and goodwill efforts, while traveling to Romania and combining forces with Habitat for Humanity Global Village partners in the local area. Our club is the first Friendship Force club to be involved in this type of global work with Habitat for Humanity International.
Your experience on this Journey will be memorable and rewarding. The Journey will begin and end in Bucharest. You will work alongside Habitat partners, while building lasting relationships and affordable housing for needy families in Romania, one of Europe’s poorest countries.
Your entire Habitat Global Village experience will be coordinated by Habitat representatives who will provide orientation and information during the three-and-a-half days you will spend working on a Habitat Global Village build site. The remainder of your days will be spent sightseeing, participating in various cultural events, and learning more about the people and customs of Romania. Please view the complete itinerary here.
Previous construction experience is not required. Habitat is accustomed to working with volunteers having varied experience levels. It is recommended that volunteers be able to lift 15 pounds and tolerate being on their feet for about two hours. The most important attribute for volunteers is flexibility – of the mind and spirit! If interested in this Journey, don’t delay! The maximum number of slots available is 16 and only seven slots are remaining.
We hope you can join us on this truly unique Journey!

In friendship,
Chuck & Betty Oldanie
boldanie@tampabay.rr.com

Comments from previous Global Village volunteers portray the depth of their experiences:

“What an amazing week! Words cannot describe fully how special the experience has been. Romania will forever be in my heart. Every person involved in making this week a success will be fondly remembered.”

“This trip really exceeded my expectations. You all made me feel very comfortable and at home in your country. Everything was organized and well done. The people of Romania are so friendly and inviting. I will definitely come back. Thank you for everything and for an invaluable experience.”

View this Journey on the Catalog and Apply Today!
Journey Dates: August 30 to September 11, 2019. The cost of this Journey is $1650 USD and includes: local transportation to and from the airport in Bucharest, Friendship Force fees, a donation to Habitat for Humanity, lodging, all meals, water and snacks while on the build site, cultural and sightseeing activities appropriate to the area; medical insurance (policy available online), a Romania Global Village Volunteer Handbook. Airfare to and from Bucharest is not included.

Please Note: An optional 3-day stay in Bucharest is available at the end of this Journey. Members of the Friendship Force club in Bucharest have offered to meet our team for dinner in Bucharest the evening of Sept. 7th, then day-host us for 3 days, Sept. 8, 2019 – Sept. 10, 2019. Food, lodging, and other expenses incurred during these 3 days will be at each traveler’s own expense.