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Spring Break with UJ Habitat for Humanity

Source: Jamestown Sun

The UJ Habitat for Humanity chapter will be in Sebring, Fla., March 4-11 working on a home under construction by the Highlands County (Fla.) chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Sebring is about an hour and a half south of Orlando, Fla.

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities in the United States and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity works with families in need to build homes for those families. The family members provide “sweat equity” into the house that becomes their home.

Nicholas Goodman, UJ housing administrator coordinator and co-adviser for the UJ chapter, said nine students and three advisers will participate in the Sebring spring break mission trip. In addition to Goodman, Liz and Brad Kapp will accompany the UJ students on this trip.

Teagan Skunberg, UJ chapter president, said she had always wanted to go on a mission trip for spring break, and she will spend it working on a house and learning carpentry skills.

She said she has done things she never thought she would do working with the UJ chapter. “I was on a roof, on a roof! I was using a skill saw, where else do you get to do something like that?”

Goodman said the group needs to raise about $9,000 for the trip and has a goal of $11,000.

Goodman said that groups have donated to the UJ chapter, including R.M. Stoudt, and Lodge No. 4 of the North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police.

To make a donation to UJ Habitat for Humanity, contact Goodman at 252-3467, ext. 5034.

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Posted:February 28, 2017


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