Amarillo Police Department put aside their badges and the Amarillo Fire Department traded in their boots for construction gear.
The two volunteered for the Amarillo Habitat For Humanity versus campaign.
We first brought you the campaign Hard Hats vs. Hammers back in June when our station volunteered on Team Hammers as part of our Nexstar Founders Day.
Today, APD suited up for Team Hard Hats and AFD for Team Hammers.
“It feels really good to be able to be a part of this and help somebody get a house,” Sgt. Gary Nabors with APD said.
AFD Firefighter Marshall Stallwitz said, “Volunteering for Habitat is great, I actually have a lot of friends in the organization, so it’s good to be able to work with them and with the partner families and just great to pitch in for the community.”
The versus campaign continues to be a driving force to get the homes completed.
“All the teams that have been coming out, it drives them a little more each time, to try and stay ahead or catch up or get ahead, so it’s a good thing,” Clint Lawler, Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor said.
So, how did APD and AFD feel competing against each other?
“I think this is a very productive and healthy competition,” Nabors said.
“It’s a great comradery that we have with the police department. Any time that we need them or they need us, we can always count on each other.” Stallwitz continued, “This environment is great because we get to jaw at each other and have a little fun with it, so it’s a good time.”
Currently, Team Hammers is in the lead, but the battle to finish first is always heating up. We will know who the winner is when the houses are completed in October.
These two homes will make the 110th and 111th Habitat For Humanity homes in Amarillo.