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Care-A-Vanners roll in to aid Sisters Habitat

This week and part of next week, seven people who traveled to Sisters from three different states will be making a difference for current and future homeowners in the Sisters Habitat for Humanity home-ownership program.

The construction volunteers are part of the RV-Care-A-Vanners program through Habitat for Humanity International. The program started back up this past June after being put on hold because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The group will be working at two new homes in the ClearPine subdivision and will help with repairs at a current Habitat homeowner’s house, Sisters Habitat Program Manager Kristina Maxwell said.

The Care-A-Vanners are from Washington, Minnesota, and North Carolina. They arrived in Sisters September 19. They will be helping at the job sites Monday through Friday until September 29. Construction Manager Randy Montee and Construction Volunteer Darleene Snider will direct the group during their work of repairs on a deck and other outdoor projects.

The group will then move on to the ClearPine townhomes on Bluebird Street, where they will be doing indoor finish work for a home expected to be completed within the month. If time allows they may begin wall construction on another home.

Maxwell said community members are welcome to stop by the ClearPine homes and meet the volunteers. She asks that all visitors adhere to COVID-19 guidelines when visiting.

Anyone who travels in an RV is welcome to join the RV-Care-A-Vanners program, and no experience is necessary, according to the Habitat International website. Typically, the volunteers are at a job site for two weeks. Local Habitats across the nation register dates with the Habitat office in Atlanta, and volunteers sign up to travel to the local Habitat sites. Many times, the volunteers will spend several weeks venturing from one Habitat build location to another.

Those interested in the program can find out more at



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