In 2008, AMP began work on a tribute to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers on Habitat projects around the world are sent us scraps from the projects, out of which Ellen will create a 17-by-10-by-3-foot representation of a gable under construction to incorporate into the mural.
Habitat volunteers have proven to be among our most creative participants in the mural project. We’ve received siding, wallboard, garden spades, T-squares, the muddy cutoffs from a foundation pour. People have signed, written notes, and painted elaborate designs on their donations to us.
Although we are still accepting scraps from Habitat volunteers, our informal finish to the project came in November 2012, at the HFH Youth Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. We took over half the Marriott conference room, laid out four sections of 4’ x 8’ aluminum on sawhorses and 800 plus kids drilled, sawed, bolted and painted for two days, adding their contributions to all the others we have received and the gable started to take shape.
To date we have over 1000 contributions from builds across the country, one of our most successful and fun collaborative projects since we started the mural.