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UVU to Celebrate Completion of Second Habitat for Humanity Home

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June 10, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Alexis Palmer (801) 863-8681
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Chelsey Richardson (801) 863-8504

On Monday, June 14, Utah Valley University will celebrate its second completed home in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County during a ribbon-cutting. Built by students in the UVU Department of Construction Management under the direction of faculty member DeWayne Erdmann, the home was a project for the Terry family, a single mother who has her hands full caring for a toddler daughter, two young sons, and her aging mother.

“This is our second successful UVU Habitat for Humanity house, and it’s a testament to UVU’s community and engagement,” said Alexis Palmer, director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center at UVU.  “The students building the house are a perfect example of engaged learning at UVU.”

UVU and the surrounding community had the opportunity to “adopt” a room in the house in the form of providing furnishings and decorating. UV Mentors adopted the boys’ room, and the President’s Office took on the task of finishing the little girl’s room. The Terry family previously resided in an apartment, and the Academic Tutoring Department donated garage and garden supplies in order to assist them with caring for their new yard. UVUSA donated cleaning and organizational supplies.

“So many people came together to accomplish this great thing for this family,” said Palmer. “We hope to be able to do this every two years.”

The ribbon-cutting will be held at 3 p.m. in Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s Ty Ray subdivision, 1082 W. 950 North, Provo. For more information, please visit www.habitatuc.org.

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