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IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2014) - A group of Sailors from the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) donated their time to support a Habitat for Humanity build project in Imperial Beach, California, Oct. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Andrew J. Cyvas)
Pearl Harbor Sailors and Habitat for Humanity Change Lives with Homes
By Seaman Eric Kao, USS Pearl Harbor
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. – Sailors from the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) lent a helping hand to the San Diego Habitat for Humanity program at its home site in Imperial Beach, California, Oct. 24.
The installation of roofing supports, as well as insulation, were the focal points of the day for all the volunteers involved with the project.
“Volunteering is a great opportunity for our Sailors to branch out from their day to day military duties and to directly see the impact they have on the community,” said Ensign Jessica Hyder, Pearl Harbor’s administrate officer.
Duplex townhouses for six families are being built on the lot in Imperial Beach, which was purchased from the city of San Diego for just one dollar.
Responsible for more than 800,000 houses built worldwide and over 70 organizations globally, Habitat for Humanity’s long running track record of generosity is indisputable. Selfless contribution from others is what makes Habitat for Humanity as successful as it is.
At the end of the day, the inevitable array of callous hands and sore muscles acquired by the group of Sailors were trivial in comparison to the feeling of knowing all of this was going toward a home for a family.
Pearl Harbor is currently going through an Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA) in San Diego.
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