City workers roof Habitat house

Brian Hughes | Special to the News Bulletin/USA TODAY NETWORK

CRESTVIEW — Making up for a planned April 15 date that got rained out, on April 22, a group of 16 city of Crestview employees volunteered to attack the roof of a new Habitat for Humanity house being erected not far from City Hall, completing it in less than a day.

City employee volunteers take to the rooftop to shingle a Habitat for Humanity house in less than a day April 22 in Crestview.

The team represented a broad spectrum of the city workforce and included City Manager Tim Bolduc and employees of the police, fire, Public Services, Administrative Services, Parks and Recreation, and Community Development Services departments.

A team of city employee volunteers shingle their section of a Habitat for Humanity house April 22 in Crestview.

“I was grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community,” IT specialist Michael Bell said. “It felt great to be helping someone get into his new home.”

Volunteers from many City of Crestview departments pitched in to help roof this Habitat for Humanity house April 22 in Crestview. CHANCE LEAVINS | CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The city periodically offers employees volunteer opportunities within the Crestview to help make their community a better place.