They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why I've put together this photo gallery of members of the Ontario Home Builders' Association's Humanitarian Build working hard on the homes in Nuevo Renacer -- formerly Aguas Negras (Black Water).
Check back here tomorrow for pictures from the community.
James Bazely encourages his team members.
The Team Heathwood/Mikey home starts to take shape.
OHBA's Sajida Jiwani, left, and Norma Kimmins help mix cement the hard way.
Laying cement bricks seem to make these two chuckle.
Volunteer buiders' backpacks.
A truck delivers gravel to the building site.
Volunteers remove garbage from the beach under the direction of LiveDifferent's Nettie Brown.
The house being built by Team Marz takes shape.
James Bazely places bricks in the Team Simcoe house.
Dirt has to be sifted by hand before being added to the cement mix.
After the first day of building, Christal Earle leads a debriefing with OHBA members to get feedback from the group. Many volunteers offered their experiences on the build site, and how it touched them.
Luke Bazely shares some of his feelings at the debriefing following the first day of the build.
OHBA's Dave Henderson enjoys the debriefing ... there were some light moments during the evening, too.
The Tarion team hand sifts dirt.
Team Mikey works inside the house.
Team Mikey cleans up the building site on Day 3, including the Star's Cindy Lloyd (in red cap).
Building roof trusses.
Team Brantford working hard.
Sheets of tin are used for the roof.
Marz Homes put a plaque on all their homes, and this one is no different.
Day 3 and Team Simcoe is skimming the outside of the home.
OHBA president Doug Tarry gets dirty ... and back on the tools.
Spencer Wynn of the Toronto Star was documenting the build for the OHBA.
Parging the walls inside the house.
Day 4 rain meant that tarps had to be used to keep the rain off the building sites.
The Team Simcoe house is almost complete. The builders also made a ditch at the front of the house so that the street wouldn't flood in the rain.