Referentia staff members joined volunteers from the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, July 10, to help build a new home for the Vasconcellos family on the North Shore of Oahu. Referentia sponsored the home-building project as part of Habitat for Humanity's Adopt-a-Day program. The crew helped excavate for a post and pier foundation and spent the day digging holes, cutting and tying rebar, and building frames for the posts.
James and Tamako Vasconcellos lived in their old home for 50 years and raised four children. The house "was so old and termite infested, it was falling apart," said Tamako. It was torn down to make room for a simple, decent two-bedroom house for the retired couple.
"It's a rewarding experience to help make home ownership a reality for a family in need," said Referentia President Nelson Kanemoto. "Working alongside the Vasconcellos' family to build a house for their parents was gratifying. We had a great time and learned new skills while giving back to the community."
Members of the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Outreach Ministry provided lunch to the hungry crew. Habitat for Humanity expects to have the Vasconcellas home completed in time for Christmas. For more information on the Vasconcellos home building project visit the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity web site.
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