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University Students Volunteer through Habitat for Humanity during National Day of Service

February 06, 2015


The Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) participated in a volunteer opportunity on January 17 through Habitat for Humanity, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was co-coordinated by PASS as part of the National Day of Service campaign which encouraged people to volunteer their time and give back to the community.

More than 25 PASS staff and students were involved in painting, sanding, and cleaning baseboards for a new home. The event also had speeches from area judges and influential city leaders and a Veterans band performance.

During the event, it was announced that an anonymous donor will be donating $50,000 towards the 50th Habitat for Humanity house development project in honor of Pope Francis. The donor also challenged the city to raise $30,000 to put toward the project. This endeavor will provide many new volunteer opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. If interested in volunteering or learning more, go to