University of San Diego Chapter Empowers Students

The latest addition to the Habitat family is the University of San Diego Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter!  A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to fulfill four functions – building, fundraising, advocating and educating – in support of the greater Habitat mission.

USD Habitat for Humanity, with over 50 members currently, seeks to empower students as change-makers in their community. Over the past year, the student-led executive board has worked tirelessly to establish an organization on campus that promotes the dignity of individuals in our community. As a part of Habitat for Humanity International, their shared goal is to help provide low income families with access to affordable homes as well as a stable and secure environment.

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On Saturday, October 4th, eleven club members spent the day volunteering at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  From putting together a king-sized bed to measuring doors and building a set of cabinets, these committed and enthusiastic students came ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference! “Working at the Restore is fun and you never know what crazy things you’ll be doing during your shift,” commented USD Habitat’s President, Alexa Argumedo.  “As a unit we can really make a difference.”

The group acknowledged that the experience was not only a volunteer opportunity, but a meaningful way to give back to the Habitat community!

“Thank you to all who made it possible for USD to visit and help out, and a huge shout-out to Shandy, Sam, and Jeff for making the experience so memorable! Thank you for taking the time to teach, explain, and help us develop various projects! It was a great day, and USD Habitat for Humanity is happy to say that we will be returning for another chance to volunteer very soon!” ~ Allyson Myer, Vice President, USD Habitat for Humanity

For more information about USD Habitat for Humanity, click here.

Author: San Diego Habitat for Humanity

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. It is an autonomous 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally and builds locally. The Mission Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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