Long Island University brings new friendships and a lot of energy to SEV Habitat.
From 11-17 January, we welcomed our first collegiate group to reside in our new fully-equipped dormitory accommodation. Fifteen students from Long Island University worked long and hard throughout the week, and were a great help to several partner families who will move into their homes all the sooner, thanks to this wonderful team of students who tirelessly painted, laid sod, landscaped and then began the construction of a new home in New Smyrna Beach, raising all four walls by the end of their last day.In order to visit and work with us, the students did their own fundraising, which was supplemented by the university. Most of the group were graduate students, with four undergraduates, with majors in nursing, public health, marketing, financing, and accounting.
Coordinating the group was Shantel Brown, graduate assistant in student life, and assisting were Travis Gabriel, assistant director in the academic advising office, and Patrick Campbell, director of student and professional activities in the College of Pharmacy.When asked why they had chosen to spend their vacation working at SEV Habitat, they told us they wanted to do something rewarding, while having fun and escaping the cold weather up north. They certainly achieved their goals!
Thank you for coming, LIU. We really enjoyed your company, your enthusiasm and joy in all that you do.
Coralie Gilson, Outreach Coordinator,