The dates have been set and registration is now open for the 2023 blitz build in Columbia, Missouri.
Planning these events takes a lot of time and effort by the Planning Committee. One of the first things we need to know is how many volunteers will be attending in order for us to arrange for lodging, meals, venues, caterers, and, yes, even the construction materials and tools. Your early registration is an important part of this effort.
The high temperature during the build should be in the low 80’s with the low temperature around 60 degrees. Columbia Regional Airport is served by American Airlines.
Remember, you must specifically register for the Columbia build and pay the registration fee in order to guarantee lodging and have a spot at the build. If you want to register for someone else (e.g., spouse, friend, partner, etc.), you MUST have a different email address for them. You will need to go to the Blitz Home Builders website, register them separately in their name using the different email address, and pay the registration fee. You will be sent an invoice from PayPal for lodging in early June.
We must receive your build registration by May 25, and lodging must be paid by July 7.
Past experience has shown you should plan on approximately $25-$30 per person per day for food. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, and lunches and snacks at the construction site will be provided at no charge.
The Habitat Affiliate does not allow persons under the age of 16 to participate in the build. Persons 16 and 17 years of age will require a parent’s/guardian’s signature on the waiver form and will be restricted in the type of tasks they are permitted to perform (e.g., no power tools, ladders, or roof access).
This year, harnesses and safety tie-offs will be required for all people working on the roof. There is a very limited supply and we strongly suggest that you bring your own. Also, please bring a hard hat as well.
If you have questions or encounter problems with our website, please contact us immediately at Registrar@BlitzHomeBuilders.org.
Please help us by completing your registration as early as possible.
Thank you in advance for your continued interest and participation. We look forward to being together with you in September to build houses, renew old friendships and make some new ones, and have fun doing so in beautiful Columbia.
BHB Planning Committee