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UVU Students to Construct Third Habitat for Humanity Home

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October 14, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Alexis Palmer (801) 863-8681
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Karissa Neely (801) 863-6351

Utah Valley University and Habit for Humanity of Utah County are partnering for the third year to build a home for a struggling family. The UVU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center will host a groundbreaking for the Springville home on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at 764 W. 600 South in Springville.

Since 2007, the UVU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center and the UVU Building Construction & Construction Management Department have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home. Habitat for Humanity selects the family and the location for the home. Then DeWayne Erdmann, UVU associate professor of building construction, brings his construction students in to build the home.

“It’s a great and simple partnership,” said Kena Mathews, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Utah County. “It’s very beneficial on both sides.”

The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center also sponsors the “Adopt-A-Room” program. Various clubs, organizations and departments from across campus can adopt one of the rooms, and decorate, paint, purchase cleaning supplies, etc. for it.

This year’s home in Springville will benefit a single mother of two children.

To volunteer for this project, contact Alexis Palmer, director of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, at 801-863-8681, or Kena Mathews at Habitat for Humanity of Utah County, at 801-344-8527.

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