Portland, OR 2007
"Pounding in Portland"In June of 2007, over 75 volunteers traveled to the northwest to be part of the 10th Anniversary of the what now has become the Blitz Home Builders. These dedicated volunteers built three houses that resulted in number 31, 32, and 33 for the Blitz Home Builders over the past ten years. Although considered a mature Habitat affiliate, the Portland Habitat organization had never been part of a complete Blitz build. This was an exciting time for them as we cooperatively Blitzed three houses in eight days without a hiccup. This also completed a development for the Portland affiliate that has become a shining example of what is possible from a severely blighted and crime-ridden area of town. The ten year anniversary of the Blitz Home Builders proved to be a milestone and major accomplishment for both the Portland affiliate and the Blitz Home Builders!
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A core group of volunteers has been building together since 1996 sponsored by Honeywell, and in 2004 the Blitz Home Builders began organizing our own builds to keep the tradition alive.