Volunteers to Participate in WHAS 11 Habitat Build

Photo taken in New Orleans, La., where students rebuilt a house with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2013.

Photo taken in New Orleans, La., where students rebuilt a house with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2013.

On August 12, Spalding will partner with WHAS 11 for a Habitat for Humanity home construction project. In addition to a financial donation toward construction supplies, Spalding volunteers will contribute a day of sweat equity toward the home’s construction, which will begin August 5 and is set for completion in October 2014.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville (HFHML), a Christian housing ministry, seeks to eliminate poverty housing by building modest, safe and affordable houses for low-income families. In addition to providing homes, HFHML provides the selected families with monthly homeownership workshops and classes in financial management, as well as guidance for planning a modest down payment and managing monthly mortgage payments.

Service to the community is a rich part of Spalding’s heritage and continues today through the endeavors of our students, faculty and staff, who graciously give of their time and talents to a number of organizations, locally and abroad. In light of this heritage, Spalding is eager to participate in the HHFHML project.

“We are grateful to have this unique opportunity to partner with WHAS, working together to improve our community and help a family in need,” says Rick Barney, executve director of marketing & public relations.

In keeping with our designation as a compassionate university, Spalding strives to change the way human beings view our world and to teach students to embrace philanthropy as a way to show compassion toward both the local community and the world at large.