044 Monk Baird—Habitat for Humanity

November 29, 2017

 

 Bringing People Together—To Build Homes, Communities,  and Hope

 

From wife, mother, and homemaker to Habitat insulation  specialist, Monk Baird leaves no stone unturned or any grass growing under her  feet! A true Nashville community  volunteer, she has an impact far and wide, making a difference by delivering  Meals on Wheels, preparing and serving meals for Loaves and Fishes, and  insulating and building homes for Habitat for Humanity in greater Nashville as  well as on the Gulf Coast after a hurricane and in Ireland and Hawaii. Asked how many houses she has helped  build…a long pause…“too many to count,” she replied.

 

“It’s fun, and it makes you feel good,” Monk says about  why she volunteers, adding, “If I didn’t stay physically active, I would be  atrophied.” Directly helping others is what her life all about. Needless to say in her 85+ years, she  not only has made a difference to many, but also has served as an example and  mentor to even more.

 

At Habitat of Humanity, they build. They build because  they believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable  place to call home. Volunteers make the homes possible! Churches, businesses,  and other organizations offer opportunities to volunteer with a group for a  one-day or complete build. Individuals may also volunteer. 

 

To learn more about Habitat, visit www.habitat.org.  For additional information specific to Nashville, visit: www.habitatnashville.org.

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 © 2017, 2018 by Edward J. Zinkiewicz

You can have a retirement that matters through volunteering.