Beale Community Warriors help Habitat for Humanity’s Grass Valley ReStore
About 50 to 60 members of Beale Air Force Base’s Squadron 548 gathered at the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore building Wednesday to help the nonprofit organize their inventory.
The volunteer day is part of a quarterly Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program that focuses on the spiritual, mental, physical and social health of the Beale airmen and women.
Wednesday’s activity was dedicated to the spiritual pilar.
“This is a way of making a touch point with people’s spirit selves by supporting the community and the local support that is given to Beale,” Lt. Col. Sarah Bakhtiari, commander of the squadron, said during the clean up. “We were interested in a project that we could work on as a team.”
The group was initially interested in building a house but caught wind of the need to help the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which has a mission to help the community build homes affordably by selling used building material, furniture, appliances and tools.
“Comprehensive Airmen Fitness is resiliency,” Bakhtiari said. “A lot has been driven by high suicide rates, addressing proactively potential vulnerabilities in our airmen.
The Beale volunteers could be seen lifting heavy items as well as organizing smaller items on the store’s shelves throughout the day while dressed in their military fatigues.
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