Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFH seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All Holy Family University students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (unless approved by the Vice-President for Student Services) are eligible to apply for a Habitat for Humanity mission trip position. Applications will be available mid-September in the Activities Office and interviews will begin in October. The selected students will then begin group fund-raisers and team meetings to prepare for the mission trip during first semester.
WHY DO IT?
Nationwide there are more than 30 million Americans living in substandard housing. As a Catholic University, the mission of Holy Family is “teneor votis,” meaning “I am bound by my responsibilities.” As members of this community we are blessed with the opportunity to truly live our mission and deepen our global awareness through volunteering to build homes for poverty-stricken Americans. Participation in a Habitat for Humanity trip is a life-changing experience for everyone - socially, educationally, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!
WHEN and WHERE?
Spring 2007 - New Orleans/Violet, Louisiana (10 students and 2 chaperones)
Spring 2008 - Miami, Florida (10 students and 2 chaperones)
Spring 2009 - Corpus Christi, Texas (15 students and 3 chaperones)
Spring 2010 - Spokane, Washington (22 students and 4 chaperones)
Spring 2011 - Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (22 students and 4 chaperones)
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
Through fund-raising, the Holy Family University Activities Office intends to send a group of students on a mission trip again this year. All students chosen for the group (after an application and interview process) will help with future fund-raisers and actively attend bi-weekly meetings to learn about Habitat for Humanity, what your role and responsibility will be on the trip, and to develop a team dynamic.