>Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is hosting twelve student volunteers the week of March 11, during their spring break. The students are participating in Habitat’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge.
“We look forward to having the student volunteers this year. We have hosted students numerous times during their spring break and we are appreciative of their efforts,” said Donna Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator. “Collegiate Challenge provides the students with an opportunity to help build affordable housing in the area. The work they’ll do during their spring break will have a lasting impact in our community.”
The students are visiting from Siena College in New York and will volunteer the week of March 11. They will be helping with preconstruction and readiness of our new home which will be on E Street in New Bern. This home will be going to a family of a single mom and two children.
For the past 23 years, more than 194,000 students have spent their school breaks volunteering across the country through this Habitat for Humanity program.
Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage youth ages 5 to 25 in Habitat’s work. Since 2007, State Farm has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs, with a sponsorship commitment of more than $1.1 million in grants each year. Additionally, State Farm offices contribute more than $500,000 annually to Habitat affiliates across the United States.
Craven County Habitat plans to help more than three families this year.
About Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
Submitted by: Donna Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County, 252-633-9599