By Hayden Gotsch
Last Saturday, FSC students had a big chance to help the community. January 28th was Build Day with FSC Habitat! The school’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity collaborated with Lakeland Habitat to help build a house for a family in need. Students helped other volunteers build and paint a new house for a low-income family. The work done greatly helped support Lakeland Habitat and the Lakeland community.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization focused on building affordable housing for low-income families. It is one of the most important Considerations when building a new home. They seek to provide clean, decent, stable housing to those in need of it. Adequate housing is essential to families and the organizations has given so many people a second chance at a better life.
Miller and Linda Fuller founded the Habitat for Humanity in 1976. Their goal was to provide simple, decent, and affordable housing to people in need. Past build days have greatly helped the community.
Sophomore economics and finance major Joe Salamone said this about his experiences with Habitat, “When I did my build day, the actual family that the house was being built for was there helping. Seeing them there motivated me from just being there to being involved and it really made it worth going to the build day.”
Habitat is not a free service. Families must apply for a home and contribute hours of construction work once their application is accepted.
Build Day with FSC Habitat was a Passport event for service. This event took place last Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon.