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San Diego Habitat for Humanity Hosts Building Industry Challenge
Building industry comes to together to raise funds for Habitat’s homebuilding mission

LOGAN HEIGHTS, CA – Fifty of San Diego’s building industry leaders will come together on Wednesday, November 6, in support of San Diego Habitat for Humanity and our mission to provide safe, healthy, affordable housing for local families.

A stable home is the foundation for the strength and independence hardworking families need to build better futures. Habitat homeowners invest 250-500 hours of “sweat equity,” working alongside our staff and volunteers to help build their own homes. When construction is complete, they make affordable mortgage payments that are recycled back into the Habitat program to build more homes for more families.

Participants will volunteer, donate funds, and bring attention to the fact that homeownership is a pathway to more stable financial futures, better education, improved health, and a more cared-for, connected community. This fun, competitive networking and fundraising event offers individuals and teams the opportunity to compete in The Sledgehammer Hold to see who is the strongest, and The Nail Driver to see who has the best aim, and the Gear Up Relay Race to see who is the swiftest. They will earn points throughout the day, and one will earn the acclaimed title of Challenge Champion!

The Building Industry Challenge is presented by City National Bank, who made a $10,000 contribution to Habitat, and is supported by Finch, Thornton & Baird; Pasco, Laret, Suiter & Associates; Lemonade; Tavern + Bowl; Bread & Salt; SB&O; and Image One Marketing Group.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6th

8:15am – Opening Program [BREAD & SALT, 1955 Julian Avenue]

8:45am – GEAR UP RELAY RACE Challenge [BREAD & SALT, 1955 Julian Avenue]

9:15am – Construction Activity at Construction Site [COMM22, 1805 Harrison Avenue]

11:30am – LUNCH [Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Avenue]

12 noon – NAIL DRIVING Challenge [Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Avenue]

12:30pm – Construction Activity at Construction Site [COMM22, 1805 Harrison Avenue]

2:30pm – SLEDGEHAMMER HOLD Challenge [Bread & Salt]

3:00pm – Awards Ceremony [Bread & Salt]


Lori Holt Pfeiler | President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Ryan Blair, Sr. VP of Real Estate Banking | City National Bank

Building Industry Construction Volunteers

WHERE: Due to space constraints, this event will be held at two sites – within walking distance of each other (please see schedule above for time/location details)

COMM22 – Habitat Construction Site | 1805 Harrison Avenue, San Diego 92113


Bread & Salt Gallery | 1955 Julian Avenue (within walking distance)

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds and repairs homes in partnership with local hardworking families in need of improved housing. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).

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