Habitat for Humanity International’s RV Care-A-Vanners have come to Waldo County to provide a hand up to local families in need of a simple, decent, affordable place to live.

In partnership with the local Habitat affiliate, seven Care-A-Vanners will be in Waldo County for up to two weeks helping construct a Habitat home located in Searsmont.

The RV Care-A-Vanner Program, which is coordinated through the international headquarters in Americus, Ga., matches volunteers who travel in recreational vehicles with local Habitat affiliates in need of volunteer support. The Care-A-Vanners camp in their RVs while working shoulder-to-shoulder with local Habitat staff, other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.

RV Care-A-Vanners come from all over North America and from all walks of life. Many are near or at retirement age and construction skills range from professional to first-time builder. The Care-A-Vanners pay their own expenses to travel to these organized Habitat building projects. Drawing from a pool of more than 5,000 volunteers, this year teams of RV Care-A-Vanners are participating in more than 250 building projects from Canada to Florida and California to Maine.

For more information about the RV Care-A-Vanners program visit habitat.org/rv