Student Activities - Habitat for Humanity

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Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Manchester University's campus chapter started in 1986. Manchester University plays an active part in reaching the goals of "a decent house in a decent community for God's people in need."

The four functions of our college campus are:

Direct service: MU fulfills this function in a number of ways, including volunteering with the local Habitat on new home constructiosn, rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, and special office tasks. Going on a volunteer trip through Collegiate Challenge or Global Village is one way to directly serve outside of your community. Direct service allows chapter members the opportunity to gain new skills, work on existing skills and physically contribute to helping families build strength, stability and independence.

Fundraising: Campus chapters can hold their own fundraisers or help participate in fundraisers organized by their partner Habitat affiliate. Fundraising creates the resources needed to serve families in your community.

Educating: Being a campus chapter means you are an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity to your school. We ask chapters to share with their school and local community about the importance and need for strong, stable housing and what Habitat does to increase access to decent, affordable housing.

Advocating: To reach our vision of a world where everyone has a safe, healthy and affordable place to live requires changes to systems, attitudes and policies that lead to inadequate housing. Habitat speaks with elected officials and those in power all over the world in an effort to shape policies to serve people in need of decent housing.

 

Habitat for Humanity Affiliate: Wabash County Habitat For Humanity
http://www.wabashhabitat.org/

Habitat for Humanity Restore Affiliate: Habitat For Humanity ReStore
250 Commerce Dr.
Huntington, IN 46750

For more information contact:

Advisor: Ali Goetcheus at aigoetcheus@manchester.edu
or Tim Brauch at  tmbrauch@manchester.edu
Student President: Dominque Hastings at dahastings2019@manchester.edu