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Habitat Work Camp—A Newbie’s View

United States – November 22, 2016, 09:00 AM

Andy Knudsen, Infor CloudSuite sales rep, was one of the newbies at a recent week-long Habitat for Humanity work camp in St. Paul, Minnesota. Up to 15 Infor volunteers a day worked on a two-story house in the Frog Town neighborhood.

Knudsen thinks he got one of the good jobs. Here's his story:

This was my first time at a Habitat for Humanity build, and, to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. We showed up bright and early to what was clearly going to be hot and very humid day in classic Minnesota summer style.

We got our assignments and, to my delight and joy, I was going to be staying indoors, tiling the ceiling in the basement. Happy to be inside as the sun pounded down on those already-sweaty individuals outside dry-walling the garage.

I have been mostly an outdoors handyman-trimming branches, mowing the lawn, and the like. So when I was told I was going to be tiling the ceiling, I knew I was going to be learning.

Yet, thanks to the wonderful support of our Habitat supervisor, I was able to pick up the technique quickly. With the help of many old Infor friends and a couple of new ones, we finished the basement in no time.

Walking into this Habitat job, I tried to hold no expectations; walking out, it was a wonderful experience. Not only was I able to meet with and converse with people from across the company, I also got to make a small, but meaningful improvement to the house that will help someone live a better life.

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Learn about Infor's long-time partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.

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