The dates have been set and registration is now open for the 2021 blitz build in Helena, Montana.
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 70’s with the low temperature around 40 degrees. The Helena Regional Airport in Helena is served by Alaska, Delta and United Airlines.
Registrations will be handled electronically through our website. This will be the only way to register for this build. Please go to our website at www.BlitzHomeBuilders.org, then to the Helena build page on the Blitz Home Builders website, click the Register Now button, fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee using PayPal.
Remember, you must specifically register for the Helena 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 July.
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.
Updates with further details on housing, meals, travel, etc. will be posted on our website www.BlitzHomeBuilders.org when they are available – so check back often. We will also help you in sharing rides, airport pick up, etc.
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. A fall protection kit is available from Amazon.com for about $105.00. Also, please bring a hard hat as well.
We understand that the Coronavirus will remain a part of our daily lives for quite some time. The Helena Area Affiliate is ensuring that we follow all safety protocols and with the build more than 5 months away, your BHB Planning Committee believes that it will be safe for us to gather for this year's build. Be assured that your BHB Team and Helena Affiliate Staff will continue to monitor the COVID situation and we will not knowingly put anyone in harm's way or in an unhealthy environment. If we need to reschedule or cancel the build, we will be issuing refunds for registration fees and lodging payments.
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 quickly 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 Helena.