Building homes and lives


Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

Non-profit organizations like Habitat for Humanity give less-fortunate families the opportunity to improve their living conditions.

The success of the program depends on volunteers, and the university’s Volunteer Services is willing to do what it takes to make the dream of owning a simple home possible for these families.

Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer organization that refurbishes homes for donation, and in some cases, breaks down former meth lab houses and rebuilds them. The land is usually sold through government auction and is bought at a decent rate.

In order to promote the project and raise funding, Habitat for Humanity organizes events such as the No Snow Indoor 5K, held Feb. 26. The goal of the UVU Student Service Council is to plan and implement such student run events and programs.

On March 5, one of the homes will be complete. There will be an event celebrating the moving in of the benefitting family. The Student Service Council will be working to provide more opportunities to serve like this in the future.

“The more volunteers that help us, the merrier,” said Krystal Rasmussen, a student involved in volunteer services and Habitat for Humanity.

The Volunteer Service Center is located on the second floor of the Losee Center. During regular office hours, members of the staff are available to answer questions and otherwise assist interested parties.

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