As an Austin, Texas-based company, our team always appreciates the chance to work with non-profit organizations in our city. Community First! Village is one of our favorite places to volunteer. This master planned community, which is part of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes program, provides affordable housing for the disabled and chronically homeless on 27 beautiful acres.
Community First! Village is much more than a collection of affordable houses. The community includes a medical facility, places for worship and study, walking trails, community gardens, and even an outdoor movie theater. It takes a lot of work to maintain and improve Community First! Village, and that’s where volunteers come in.
The MCFI team has helped with a wide range of projects, from working in the community vegetable gardens to digging drainage ditches. Most recently, we laid gravel for a park that will be used for community gatherings and games of horseshoes.
The work we do at Community First! Village is always hard and always worth it. One of the things we value most about the experience is getting to work side by side with the residents and hear their stories firsthand.