RV "Care-A-Vanners" Lend a Hand to Local Habitat for Humanity Build

LUBBOCK, TX - It sounds just like a normal construction site, but a closer look at the studs around the house reveals notes of encouragement and well wishes. 

"It’s a labor of love. They enjoy what they are doing, and I don't think they want to be anywhere else,” Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Cameron Collins said. 

Habitat for Humanity volunteers have been working on the Rojas-Garcia house since August.

"Of course every father's dream is to have a house for their family, somewhere they can lay their head and call it theirs. But I tried, I have a bad past, so this has given me a second opportunity,” future homeowner Adrian Rojas. 
For the past two weeks, a special group of volunteers has lent their expertise for this build.  

"They all traveled in their RV, and they travel from near and far,” Collins said. "They came, and they conquered." 

Different from the usual weekend habitat volunteers, these RV “Care-A-Vanners” spend more time at a build, giving the home a little extra time and care.

"I probably have 25 projects at home that I need to do, but instead I'm here in Lubbock pounding nails, so I'm a lucky guy,” RV Care-A-Vanner John Alkema said.

Some have built homes around the world, but now for the first time ever, they came to Lubbock. 

"That's one of the things I've seen about this town is it seems like the people I've met really want to make this place better, and that is really cool,” Alkema said. 

"We all learn something from each other working together,” Collins said. "I can't tell you how much it means to habitat to have these people come in, and the community of Lubbock is blessed, as well, to have them." 

The future homeowners have been working on their house as well and said they appreciate the RV Care-A-Vanners help. 

"We've become friends in the week and a half that they’ve been here. It's been awesome,” Rojas said. 

While the RV Care-A-Vanners leave later this week, Rojas house is expected to be finished early next year. 

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