from the series: GIVING SHELTER: RV-CARE-A-VANNERS
Photographs published in INNOVATIONS #4, text by Rob Gurwitt, introduction by Marc Freedman, from Civic Ventures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the aging of America into a source of individual and social renewal
RV Care-A-Vanners travel in their own recreational vehicles to help Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country build affordable homes for families in need. The Care-A-Vanners, established in 1989 as a Habitat program and first called, the “Gypsies,” now has about 6000 members who participate in more than 175 builds a year in the United States and Canada. Members typically volunteer at a building site two weeks at a time. Nearly all Care-A-Vanners are older adults, and many work on several houses each year.