The construction team is the face of Habitat for Humanity, and who our volunteers and homeowners get to know the best while working on our job sites and through the homeownership program. As we welcome our volunteers and homeowner candidates back on-site in full capacity, we’d like to take an opportunity to introduce and highlight all of the essential members of our team, who take building a home from a dream to a reality. Read below to meet those you will work with on the build sites:
“Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties is filled with people who work hard, care about the work they do, and the families they serve. Each person represents a different component of a larger entity all working together to make great things happen.”
My name is Will Deason.
Tell us a little about yourself and your responsibilities.
I am the Logistics Manager for our affiliate. I am responsible for ordering materials, scheduling deliveries, and scheduling contractors to work on our homes.
How long have you been in your position?
I have only been in my current position for less than a month but I was a site supervisor for 3 years prior to changing positions within the construction department.
What is your proudest moment during your time at Habitat?
I took pride in the fact that every day I was able to do work on a house that was going to change the lives of a deserving family for the better.
Volunteers are back in full capacity as of July after over a year. What are you most excited about regarding the return of volunteers?
I enjoyed meeting new people every day and learning a new things about each person. Everyone has such different backgrounds and experiences and I was excited every day knowing that they were going to share some of them with me.
Describe your favorite mission moment during your time with Habitat. (For example, a dedication, a volunteer interaction, etc.)
There was a group of college students that spent their spring break volunteering on a home for a week. They were all such hard-working and appreciative people. Over the week they all learned a lot, and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to be volunteering. My heart was full of positive emotions when we finished the home.
Complete this sentence: Home is where…
You grow and make memories.