TEEMS Member Reflections — Ruqayyah Ya-Sin

Posted On August 13, 2015
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For this month, an AmeriCorps service day that especially stood out to me was a Saturday spent building a house!

Yes, that’s right – building a house! Together with my fellow T.E.A.M AmeriCorps members we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a local family. Over 30 service men and women came out on this rocky weather day to assist this beautiful family with finishing the last stages to their home.

Ruqayyah works with Habitat for Humanity to build a house

We painted, gardened, cleaned – you name it, we did! And had a great time not only building but also bonding with these awesome to people as we gave back to a cause we all esteemed.

The best part of the day was seeing the tears and smiles on the family faces as the last piece was completed and they were finally handed the key to their new home! Service that brings so much joy and happiness makes me proud to be a part of T.E.A.M. AmeriCorps.

Habitat for Humanity house