FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County Executive Director
Colleen Burke 970-252-9303 ext. 6, email@example.com
Montrose, Co., (April 25, 2014) – Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County will host students from Saginaw Valley State University during their spring break May 6-17th to help build homes for families in need of affordable housing. Students are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge.
“We are delighted to have this group of college students join us in our efforts to begin the construction of 3 new Habitat Homes in the West Meadows Subdivision. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and will get our construction season off to a wonderful start” says Colleen Burke, Executive Director.
Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge alternative break program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this spring. The program, which invites students to spend one week working with Habitat affiliates to build homes and improve communities, was started in 1989. Since then, more than 230,000 college- and high school-aged students have volunteered during their spring break to help build or rehabilitate homes, donating nearly $24 million to Habitat affiliates.
”We are grateful to all of the students who have so graciously dedicated their spring break to helping others over the last 25 years,” said Mark Andrews, Habitat for Humanity International’s vice president of volunteer and institutional engagement. “Many families have been able to realize their dream of home ownership thanks to the Collegiate Challenge program.”
The Collegiate Challenge program is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage the next generation of leaders in Habitat’s work. In addition to the ongoing support State Farm® offices provide to local Habitat affiliates across the United States, State Farm has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs since 2007.
About Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County
Over the past 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County has empowered 44 local families to help build and move into homes of their own. Habitat for Humanity is always in need of volunteers to help with construction, special events and at the new ReStore. To volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-252-9304.To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Montrose, email@example.com, or call 970-252-9303.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates improving access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.