Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Angie in Alaska

As a great networker, Angie Weid, a professional organizer living in Temperance, Michigan wanted to give back to her community, and she doesn't ever think small. Habitat for Humanity is her favorite charity, and she certainly could have volunteered to work on a project near to her home. With the the business world becoming global, Angie decided that would be the way she would operate too. She volunteered for a week long Habitat Global Village project in Anchorage, Alaska. Angie had to pay her own expenses and also had a certain amount of money she needed to raise for a donation.

With lots of energy to spare, after one long, eight-hour construction day, Angie climbed to the top of Flattop Mountain in Anchorage. The picture was taken at 11:30 PM; yep, that's just before midnight. Never one to shirk a challenge, Angie shared that the work week and climbing the mountain were both two of the most strenuous activities she has ever undertaken. She is happy and proud to have done both.

What is the most difficult task or tasks you have undertaken of which you are totally proud?

1 comment:

Angie said...

What an extraordinary adventure and I a got much more out of it than I imagined!!

Habitat brought 16 people from across the USA to participate in this two week project. The dynamics and energy of the team were fantastic. We worked very hard at the build site. Laughing, singing and dancing around rebar and floor joists. I always have so much fun in the things I do. Alaska was beautiful,of course. Meeting and working with the people who will be living in the homes we built---priceless!

If you are looking for a extremely rewarding adventure, check out Habitat for Humanity's Global Village projects. I will definitely be participating in another project. I have my eyes set on Costa Rica or Guatamala next...anyone want to join me?