AFM builds more than relationships

Apr 28, 2017 | In The Community

Like good health, one of the other factors that can play a large role in someone’s well-being involves having a place to call home. At Associates in Family Medicine, we understand how critical it is to have a roof over our heads and a safe, stable place to unwind each day, which is why we were happy to trade our sterile gloves for work gloves this past weekend.

Saturday saw many of us swinging hammers on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, where we helped put up the home at 6602 Avondale Road in Fort Collins. Armed with drills, saws, paintbrushes, caulk guns, and industrial vacuums, we pooled our efforts to move the construction processes forward.

At the end of the day, doors and siding had color, stair rails were stained, trim was hung, and windows and doors were sealed. And we were dog tired, but energized by the community effort and the sense of camaraderie we all enjoyed in knowing we were creating “homes” for local families.

Was it a worthwhile experience? We asked participating AFM providers and staff what led them to volunteer for the cause, and here’s what they had to say:

“It is an incredible organization. I have wanted to volunteer on a build project but didn’t have the chance until now. Great opportunity to learn while helping a family and leave something permanent when you are done.”

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