MARCH 24, 2017
Penn State University, March 5-11
Penn State brought 14 students to work for a week, building three homes at different stages at the Pinehurst subdivision.
A lot of work was accomplished and the students enjoyed great weather, in the company of staff, Habitat volunteers and future Habitat home owners. They were treated to a hot lunch at the site by Charlie and Connie Myers, a two-hour kayak excursion with barbecue and bonfire, and had a lot of fun sightseeing in the area. The group resided in the Habitat dorm and ate at local restaurants each night. This strong young team of ten men and three women worked really hard to help our families reach their dream of home ownership.
Fordham Law and University of Minnesota, March 12
On 12th March, our 2nd groups arrived for Spring Break Collegiate Challenge, with ten students from Fordham Law and five ladies from the University of Minnesota.
The weather cooled down from the first week, and the group braved the breeze and cold early mornings as they worked hard building the frame and walls of 27 Pine Brook, the future home of the Harper family, and a variety of tasks on numbers 22 and 26, very soon to be the homes of the Whisnant and Earl families.
A huge amount of work was accomplished by this vivacious group of lively young students and 3 faculty.
Hofstra University, March 19
On March 19th, a 3rd Collegiate Challenge group of 14 men and women arrived from Hofstra University, New York.This group helped with construction of 27 Pine Brook Drive, painted numbers 22 and 26, and also laid the turf for both homes.
A team also helped at the Habitat Re-Store for one morning. The group enjoyed warm, sunny weather, and got to meet and work with several future Habitat home owners.
Story by: Coralie Gilson, Outreach & Volunteer Manager