Habitat for Humanity
Indiana State University is sponsoring its third Habitat for Humanity house for a local family.
The home, which is the 72nd in the Wabash Valley, will be built in the Ryves neighborhood in fall 2019 with assistance from our students, faculty, and staff of Indiana State. The initiative was announced Sept. 26 at Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis’ fall address.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity, and we will be fundraising and engaging with relationships in the community for in-kind help to move this project forward,” Curtis said. “Please join us and lift up our voices to bring this to fruition. It’s just one more example of the amazing community service efforts on this campus.”
Indiana State has a long history of community service, dating back to the first Donaghy Day in 1976. Service learning opportunities are built into hundreds of courses at State, and each year, students and employees clock more than a million hours of volunteering.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help a deserving family and to demonstrate our institutional commitment to community service and outreach,” said Nancy Rogers, vice president for university engagement at State. “Our hope is that many students will participate, and it will serve as a trigger for conversations about poverty and housing.”
Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.
Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity. Each local Habitat’s homeowner selection committee operates based on three criteria: The applicant’s level of need, their willingness to partner with Habitat and their ability to repay an affordable mortgage. As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
How to Support
Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity aims to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, go to habitat.org.
Online Donations can be made directly to Habitat for Humanity ISU build at: https://habitatindiana.networkforgood.com/projects/59118-indiana-state-university-habitat-for-humanity-build