Students Build on Habitat for Humanity Commitment

OGDEN, Utah – Student volunteers at Weber State University got into the holiday spirit by presenting checks to two local chapters of Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat for Humanity chapters in Brigham City and Ogden each received a check for more than $500 at a luncheon held Dec. 4 on the Ogden campus.
The donations were the result of proceeds from a student-organized raffle held this fall. Students raffled off a children's playhouse they built from materials donated by local businesses.

The raffle was just part of WSU's involvement with Habitat for Humanity. During the fall semester, nearly 60 students volunteered more than 500 community service hours to help Habitat efforts along the Wasatch Front.

Local sponsors of Habitat for Humanity, including Burton Lumber of Layton and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses of Layton and Riverdale, were also honored at Thursday's luncheon.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization that builds affordable housing for those in need.  Volunteers have built more than 150,000 homes in more than 89 countries since the organization was established in 1976.

Tad Coleman, student coordinator for Habitat for Humanity
435-225-2764 or 387-5506

Kari Petersen, community service coordinator

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 ·