This project is important because ultimately, our work impacts the larger projects HFH works on. If we can find a more efficient way to store their materials, the volunteers for HFH can use that extra time to put more work into their larger projects.
Currently, Habitat for Humanity stores their extra materials in a pile outside of their HFH headquarters in Lafayette as depicted in the image adjacent to this text. The volunteers and HFH staff who use this space spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to dig through this pile in order to find the materials they need to transport to their project sites. Our EPICS team has been tasked with creating a storage system that allows for these materials to be easily accessible by volunteers and staff.