Andersen Airmen help local community through Habitat for Humanity program Published July 14, 2008 By Tech. Sgt. Jason Trickey 36th Operations Support Squadron ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Airmen and their families from the 36th Operations Support Squadron volunteered their time to help Habitat for Humanity of Guam construct a home in Yona, Guam. Established in 1996, Habitat for Humanity was the first non-profit homebuilder on Guam, bringing together individuals who shared the vision of eliminating homelessness. Habitat for Humanity of Guam is a Christian nonprofit organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to eliminate substandard housing on Guam and assists families in constructing houses that are eventually purchased with interest-free loans. For many of the volunteers, the project in Yona provided an opportunity to give back to the local community, as well as strengthen camaraderie and working relationships. During the project, the Airmen and their families conducted electrical work on the home, picked up debris from the premises, cleaned and polished interior floors, installed major appliances and helped paint the outside of house. They also installed fire detectors throughout the home. The non-profit organization will hold a home dedication to officially turn over the house July 19. The ceremony will also be an opportunity to thank the volunteers. Although there are no other homes currently in the building stage, many other houses on Guam are in the developmental stage under Habitat for Humanity.