Habitat for Humanity Maui wishes to nominate Michael Young for his outstanding work. Habitat for Humanity Maui’s mission is to eliminate homelessness and substandard housing by building decent housing and renovating substandard housing on Maui in partnership with community volunteers and potential homeowners. Michael shares their vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Despite his recent arrival, he already plays a fundamental part in the organization. In a short amount of time, he has made strides in their affordable housing project in Lahaina and has become an invaluable member.

After participating in one of their events in 2020, Michael became a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Maui. Since joining, he has played an integral role in forming partnerships for the program. His work resulted in over 100 student volunteers donating more than 1,500 combined volunteering hours in less than a year. Michael, along with instructors and students, helped build homes every Saturday until their completion. The extra help gave construction teams the ability to get more done on many properties at once.

In addition to being a volunteer, Michael also works two jobs. When he’s not working, he spends his spare time bringing families and communities together. His dedication to community service and his students are just a few of the reasons that Habitat for Humanity Maui recognizes him as an outstanding Volunteer Hero.