This month's volunteer spotlight shines on NAIOP board member and local Habitat volunteer, Tyler Noland. Tyler recently participated in a global village trip to South Africa for the Nelson Mandela Build.
August 5, 2015: Tyler Noland and NAIOP support Habitat locally and abroad.
During his trip, Tyler and his team worked alongside over 200 other volunteers from all over the world in building the exterior structure of at least 20 houses. The build site was located in the Pelican Park neighborhood of Capetown, where Habitat has already built over 2,000 other homes for South African families in need. Tyler says the houses were different from those here in Pittsburgh in that they were much smaller—only about 400 square feet in size—and that they were made with "duggha" cement blocks that the volunteers helped to mix. The trip involved 5 days of onsite building and then several excursions, one of which was to Robin Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Thanks to Tyler and NAIOP for their support of Habitat for Humanity, both locally and abroad!