WORCESTER, Mass. - Ten new playhouses for Veterans and their families.
Habitat for Humanity hosted their Operation Playhouse Build-a-Thon at Elm Park in Worcester on Friday.
Habitat’s seven sponsors sent teams of volunteers to build the houses. Each Veteran’s family got to choose a theme for their playhouse based on their children’s interest, including the New England Patriots, barnyards and castles.
“It’s such an unbelievable feeling to be able to not only present them with this playhouse, but to feel like you’ve given back to someone, a veteran or a military family that has given so much to us,” Debby Huegel, vice of president of philanthropy for Habitat for Humanity, said. “And it’s overwhelming when you meet the family at the end of the day and the children are excited and they play in their playhouse. It’s just the best feeling.”
One hundred percent of the revenue raised during the Operation Playhouse event benefits Habitat for Humanity Metrowest Greater Worcester and its mission to build homes and hope for families and Veterans in 42 cities and towns.