Canadian couple drives RV to Beaumont to help construct homes

Habitat for Humanity volunteers Cindy and Brian Hopkins came to Southeast Texas in their RV to help build & repair homes

Winter kicking off early in Southeast Texas for Brian and Cindy Hopkins. They drove hundreds of miles from Ontario, Canada this week to make sure that other families can have a place to call home for the holidays.

The two are Habitat for Humanity volunteers who help build and repair homes.

"We've been doing this in Thibodaux, Louisiana in New Mexico... we are now here so we do this when we're leaving Canada and coming down for the winter." Brian said. 

The organization has been rotating teams from all over the country since October to also help victims for Harvey.

But the Hopkins had plans to be here way before catastrophe struck Southeast Texas.

"We actually booked this before the hurricane so we did not know that was going to happen and we weren't sure whether the project was going to be on when we got here and we find out that yes there is a need for us." Brian explained.

"RV Care-A-Vanners" is what they call volunteers who travel in their RVs to help construct homes in other states.

"We travel in motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and some of us do it full time. I'm a full time RVer" said Joseph Thurston. 

Volunteers are staying outside at St. John Lutheran Church in Beaumont, according to Thurston.

If you are interested in volunteering to help, please see HFHOJC Facebook Page There will be events created for each work day where volunteers are needed.

 

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