Visiting College Students Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Walton County
March 4, 2016 by SoWal Staff
While many students will be enjoying relaxation and fun on our white sandy beaches and other spring break hot spots, Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, FL proudly welcomes their college spring breakers or as they call them, volunteers. With a well deserved break from classes and the stresses of college life, four campuses from across the United States are bringing students to our area to volunteer their time and efforts to support our local community and Habitat's great cause.
Campuses from Penn State University are coming back for their 11th year. Habitat also welcomes back Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and Tennessee Wesleyan for their second year and California University of Pennsylvania will be joining for the first time. Collectively, 46 students are donating their time and energy to making a difference to the lives of our local families. These students will be completing several important projects to Habitat homes such as sheet rocking, installing vinyl siding, laying sod, along with major clean up and reorganization at Walton County's Habitat for Humanity's building thrift store located on County Highway 393 South.
"We are honored to welcome and host these students that are spending their time making a difference," say Teresa DesGranges, Executive Director of Walton County Habitat for Humanity. "These students are trading in beer and shots for hammers and nails and we couldn't be more grateful."
Habitat for Humanity has completed 39 homes in Walton County with another two homes currently under construction. They are also proud to feature one of their homes in this year's upcoming Okaloosa/Walton BIA Parade of Homes. To learn more or to get involved please contact the Administrative Office at 850-660-1681.
Habitat for Humanity Walton County is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing in our communities. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Walton County brings people together to build homes, community, and hope.
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