Habitat Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Rothwell
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Ken moved to Charlottesville in 1995. He began working Habitat for Humanity this past January. According to Ken, he was just looking for something to occupy his time, decided to stop into the Habitat office one day and learned about the different volunteer opportunities and he’s been an invaluable asset to the construction site ever since.
Ken works on the site full time, except for Friday mornings when he takes a “break” by doing data entry in the office. Since he began volunteering in January, Ken has devoted more than 800 hours of his time to Habitat! He arrives early to help the crew set up, stays late to clean up, and takes initiative to complete the tasks that no one else usually jumps at, like picking up trash and sweeping. He’s brushed up on old skills, learned many new ones from working alongside construction staff, and he’s also made a lot of new friends.
Ken’s favorite part about working with Habitat is the satisfaction he gains from seeing a project come together out of the individual tasks he’s been doing. He loves framing and putting up drywall, because that’s when the house really begins to take shape.
Thank you Ken, for your record-breaking number of service hours, the consistency you provide at the job site, and your contagious way of completing any task large or small with a smile. Thanks to you, we’re sure to reach our Project 20 goals!
Sign up to join Ken on the construction site any day Tuesday-Saturday from 8:45-3:30. Or, contact Katie G to learn about more ways to get involved.