Today Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter set off to Sussex County, Delaware to spend the next five days building a new home for a family in need.
The trip is student-produced and organized under the leadership of club President George Calvo and Vice President Megan Kennedy.
“Since officially becoming a campus chapter in Fall 2013, this will be the organization’s first service trip,” said Megan Kennedy. “I am looking forward to getting to work with this great group of students building a home for a family in need. We hope that this spring break trip will be the first many for our campus chapter.”
The students making the service trip are: Aditi Gupta, Asia Baez, George Calvo, Jamie Bleznick, Jessica Valiente, Katherine Navarino, Megan Kennedy, Nick Hintz, Patrick Carlin, Rob Walsh, Ron Singh, Samantha Tiger, Tom Saitta and the chapter’s advisor Teresa Greis, campus sustainability officer.
Hofstra’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter has more than 100 members and works closely with Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County. This partnership allows the Hofstra students to participate in local community projects. Most recently, the students have been working on homes in local areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Upcoming events for the organization include its “A Night without a Home” on April 11th, 2014. This event calls for all members to spend the night on Memorial Quad to raise awareness about homelessness.
The students are blogging about their experiences during the trip, be sure to keep up to date!
Students interested joining the Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, should email firstname.lastname@example.org