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Hurricane relief continues as students partner with Habitat for Humanity to build new homes

Students constructing frames that are being shipped to Gulf Coast where regional volunteers complete them

03/23/06

Xavier's Habitat for Humanity chapter is getting its hands dirty for a good cause on April 1, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Students and faculty are constructing 20 frames for areas in the Gulf Coast hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. The event takes place in the parking lot of Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. in Milford, Ohio.

The build is a joint venture between Help Build Hope, Cross Roads Mission and local Habitat for Humanity chapters. After the frames are constructed, they are being shipped to the Gulf Coast region where they are being completed by Habitat for Humanity volunteers there.

“Rather than simply sending money, we are helping to bring hope back to an area one nail, one house, one friendship, one family at a time,” says Xavier Habitat president Ryan Fullenkamp.

Xavier’s Habitat chapter was started in 1995. Since then it has worked with local Habitat chapters to build numerous homes and has built six student-sponsored homes. To sign up, contact xavierhabitat@yahoo.com.