On July 15, 2017, Dallas police officers collaborated with the Dallas area Habitat for Humanity and members of the community to build a home for a deserving family. Early Saturday morning, over 30 volunteers spanning multiple generations, gathered in the 3400 block of Vilbig Road donning hard hats, hammers, and nails for roofing and siding detail. In spite of being rained out, the volunteers completed their task and left the project better than before.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity has allowed the Dallas Police Department to be directly involved in building three homes within the city of Dallas! Two of the homes were built in the southern area of Dallas in 2016, and the most recent construction was in West Dallas. Each time the Dallas Police Department participates in a “Build Day”, the number of those who volunteered increased significantly. Seeing officers and their families uniting with the community to ensure that a deserving family has a place to call home is simply amazing.
The goal of these “Build Days” with Dallas Area Habitat is to leave a positive impact in the community beyond any work assignment, and to leave a permanent imprint on the city of Dallas. Studies have shown this program assists with lowering violent crime in the area they serve and has increased economic diversity. Thank you Habitat for Humanity for a great partnership that will continue to make a difference in our community!