Talk is empty. Character is formed in the doing.
Want to join us in making a difference locally ?
Simply put, there is a gap. A gap between the work folks NEED completed on their homes and the work they can actually HAVE completed due to unfortunate or unforeseen circumstances. Once a month, we rally men and young men alike to close that gap for those people overlooked in our communities.
Our primary focus is to create an environment that encourages and challenges men to be better assets for our families and communities as we work on homes. Secondarily, our service blesses some awesome people who often have life stories full of hardship. All this and more is accomplished through striving together to improve our skills and character at our Service Projects.
Things To KNow before you Serve
Those who attend will need to be familiar with our safety manual and annually fill out the waiver form. For those 18 and older, there is an option to waiver tool training. All can be downloaded and viewed below:
Is swinging a hammer not your thing? Or are you a lady who wants to help us and not sure where to start? There are many ways your involvement makes an impact!
Service Project FAQs
The average project typically flows as follows:
9:00am – 9:30am – Introduction, safety debrief, and scope of the project
9:30am – 12:00pm – Working
12:00pm – 12:45pm- Short talk/discussion and lunch
12:45pm – 2:45pm – Working
2:45pm – 3:00pm- Finish cleaning up and send off
We work in a variety of conditions. It is best to dress in layers according to the season and weather for the day. Any clothing worn should be fine getting dirty or stained. If possible, we recommend sturdy foot wear suitable for a worksite.
We provide gloves, eye wear, hearing protection, and dust masks. However if you have your own protection equipment that you prefer to use, please feel free to bring it. If you do bring your own protection equipment, please know that we are not responsible for any lost or broken protective equipment.
We should have all the necessary tools for the job(s) at the event. However, if you have your own hand tools and/or cordless tools that you prefer to use, please feel free to bring them. If you do bring your own tools, please know that we are not responsible for any lost or broken tools.
Are you fighting through life and need some extra help on your home? Do you live in the Greater Portland or Lewiston/Auburn area? Fill out an application.
Curious about how we decide who to help? Below are the 5 factors we utilize in selecting a service project:
What kind of trials and hard circumstances do they have? Is there a story that helps give context to the situation they are in?
“I want a new back deck” vs “I need a ramp to get into my house because of my current health situation.”
Due to the fact that we are exclusively volunteer labor, does the situation allow us to scale the scope of work up and down according to the number of volunteers that show up that day?
Is there a high degree of confidence that the work can be completed in a day or can be safely left in progress with a plan for the homeowner to take on responsibility to find a way to finish the work.
Is the environment unsafe for volunteers due to a high likelihood of physical injury or picking up an illness?