The UVU Construction Technology Department broke ground this week for a new Habitat for Humanity Home in Springville. The project will give UVU Construction students a chance to build a new home, literally, “from the ground up.”
This will be the 44th home built by Habitat for Humanity of Utah County and will be an annual project for UVU students. This particular home is being built for a single mother and her two small children.
“This is just overwhelming,” she said, fighting back tears. “To think my children will have a safe place to grow up is beyond my dreams.”
Work on the home will begin immediately. The home, originally planned to have a full basement, will be built instead with a crawl space due to the water table being so high in this area of Springville.
“It always takes us two semesters to get one completely finished,” said Dewayne Erdmann, of the UVU Construction Technology faculty. “Our students want to make sure it’s done right, rather than just fast.”
“So we’ll all be back here in April for the ribbon cutting,” predicted Alexis Palmer, UVU Volunteer Center director.
Following the welcome by Kena Mathews, Executive Director of HFHUC and brief remarks by UVU’s Alexis Palmer and Val Hale, UVU Vice President, the ground breaking ceremony was performed by members of the UVU Construction Technology faculty, Habitat for Humanity officials and the family who’ll be receiving the home.
PICTURES…. PICTURES….. Pics of the ground breaking ceremony can be seen by clicking CLICKING HERE. (hint: to see larger pics, click on “Slideshow” in the upper right corner)