Through an Intern's Eyes: Building a Home for a Family in Need

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

By: Melissa Herazo

Waking up at 5:30 am isn’t always easy (especially for a college student), but it was a

little easier knowing that I was on my way to help build the interior of a single-family

home with Habitat for Humanity in Capital Heights, Maryland.

I jumped out of bed, put on my Boland blue polo, jeans, and sneakers. I met the rest of the associates that were carpooling together at Boland Headquarters in Gaithersburg,


Melissa (Marketing intern) in front of the home.

As we were riding to the location, I had no idea what was in store for the day. I was a bit

worried knowing that I had never built anything before, let alone the interior of a home. When we arrived at the site in Capital Heights, we were greeted by the Habitat for Humanity staff, and 13 other Boland associates that were also ready to get started on

the house. Some of our other Boland team members drove separately to the Habitat for

Humanity ReStore in Rockville, to help move, label, and sell used furniture.