The Berea College Collegiate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity works with the local Habitat International Affiliate to serve residents in Madison and Clark counties. Each Saturday the program organizes volunteer opportunities, including home-improvement, work at the local Habitat Re-Store, and Rent-A-Worker projects. Student volunteers also participate annually in the Habitat International Collegiate Challenge, which serves as an alternative Spring Break. Recent destinations have included Pennsylvania, New Mexico, South Carolina and Alabama.
“Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is one of the best choices I have ever made. I choose to serve my community because I live here. I think of volunteering as a part of democratic action. I vote in elections once a year, but when I volunteer, I vote once a week about the kind of community I want to live in.” – Veronica Meinhart, ‘12
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity International, thousands of low-income families have found hope through affordable housing. Hard work and volunteering have resulted in the organization sheltering more than two million people worldwide.