Operations Data Support 3, Shirley Lasker, of the Camden office is a volunteer for the Ouachita County Habitat for Humanity. Shirley first learned about Habitat for Humanity approximately 13 years ago from her supervisor, Kris Anthony, who referred her to the Ouachita County Department of Human Services Administrator. Shirley was given an application, which she completed. After going through the interview process, she was delighted to be chosen for the first Habitat house for Ouachita County – where she now has lived for almost 11 years!
To date, Shirley and her son have worked 1,600 hours building Habitat homes, in what they call “sweat equity.” Some of her family and friends have also participated in the Habitat home building. Ouachita County has a total of three homes already built and is currently working on building a fourth home. Shirley has helped build each one of the houses.
As long as they are building Habitat homes in Ouachita County (Camden, Arkansas), Shirley says that she will be helping because they gave her a chance to become a homeowner – something she may never have had the chance to do on her own. Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
If you’d like to participate in a Habitat for Humanity team build, helping to construct a new home for a family in need, you may contact Travis Daniel, Habitat president, who also is the Code Enforcement Officer for Ouachita County. Anyone is welcome to volunteer. Some skillsets needed are: framing, paperwork, and those who can make supply runs.
For more information about Ouachita County Habitat for Humanity, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OuachitaCountyHabitatForHumanity/.