377th CPTS/WSA Volunteer with Habitat For Humanity

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  • By Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick
  • 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

 Members of the 377th Air Base Wing’s Comptroller Squadron and Wing Staff Agencies volunteered with the local Habitat For Humanity’s repair program July 24, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Through the Habitat For Humanity repair program, volunteers provide home preservation repairs to alleviate safety issues and restore the appearance of home exteriors in an effort to improve quality of life and keep senior homeowners safe.

Staff Sgt. Charnita Walker, 377th Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity noncommissioned officer in charge and volunteer said, “I think helping out the community is very important. There’s something about when you come together and you know the feeling of community, there’s nothing else like it.”

Throughout the day the volunteers completed yard cleanup, trash removal, painting and landscaping for Procopio Sandoval, the senior homeowner and his family.

According to Senior Master Sgt. Cyd Charisse Arandia, 377th Comptroller Squadron and Wing Staff Agencies superintendent and volunteer, the team scrapped a lot of metal and moved a lot of debris hoping that it will help with their welfare and health.

“I think as a member of the Air Force it is our responsibility to help our community and that comes with building partnerships,” said Arandia. “Like this situation, where we can actually help maintain their home.”

The team hopes to get back out into the community and continue working with the Habitat For Humanity repair program.