Habitat for Humanity
On Friday, February 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity, along with members of the Stony Brook University Community, joined together to dedicate our eighth home. This home was a first for all of us in that it was a pre-existing structure that required updating and renovating in order for it to be occupied.
The new home owners, Antonia and Robert Turner, also represented a "first," as they do not have children. As with all new homeowners, the Turners were ecstatic about finally having a place to call their own and were extremely grateful to all the volunteers who helped make their dream come true. Because this was a renovation and not a "new build," the work days were considerably fewer–less than 8 days were set aside for Stony Brook volunteers and due to the nature of the work, the groups were smaller. Those who were able to participate found it once again to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Habitat for Humanity Annual Golf Outing
May 10, 2010
Our next major event to benefit Habitat for Humanity is the Annual Golf Outing, on Monday, May 10, at the Hamlet Willow Creek in Mt. Sinai, NY. Our honoree this year is University Hospital CEO, Dr. Steven Strongwater. Details will be posted soon. In response to the numerous requests we have received from students and others who wish to participate in building a Habitat for Humanity home, we have contacted the local affiliate with whom we work to see if such opportunities exist. Unfortunately, due to their commitments to other organizations, opportunities are extremely limited. If you are a female student and interested in working on the Women’s Build, visit Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk for additional info about training clinics and build dates.
Alternative Spring Break
Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua invites you to consider an alternative spring break trip to volunteer on a Habitat housing project in Nicaragua! Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to participate in the Global Village (GV) program that organizes 1-3 week trips to construct homes around the world. In Nicaragua, not only would you be helping out with the construction, but you would also get to know disadvantaged families, experience the Nicaraguan culture, and aid a nation with a deficit of over 500 thousand homes. If you are interested in joining or forming a team of volunteers to come to Nicaragua over spring break or at any other time, the opportunity awaits you.