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Habitat for Honduras

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Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization geared toward linking volunteers with the people they are helping and at the same time making a difference in the lives of families around the world. The Habitat for Humanity team at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill was selected at the beginning of the year and will work together throughout the school year in order to raise ALL of the funds needed for the trip and the work that will be done in Honduras. The difficulty in doing so is greater than ever.

In early March our team will depart for a ten day build in Siguatapeque, Honduras. In the time we are there, we will help build homes alongside the recipients of the new houses and have an opportunity to experience a diverse new culture. We will physically construct the houses with the people of Siguatapeque and in doing so construct relationships whose rewards to ourselves and the people of Honduras are immeasurable.

The team of 13 students is comprised of motivated, civic-minded, and upstanding individuals who are committed to the cause. Each student works an average of 10-15 hours a week to make this trip possible and influence an enormous change. The money that we raise goes directly toward building supplies, donations to the Honduran affiliates to fund future projects, and expenses. We will work tirelessly to earn our opportunity to travel and experience the privilege of extending University of North Carolina Habitat’s work.

The estimated cost of our aid this year is $25,000. During the year we will raise funds through a variety of activities and events including odd jobs (raking, shoveling, cleaning, etc.), Car Washes, Movie Nights, dinners for the Chapel Hill Community, and much more. Most of the money raised, however, will be in the form of donations from our family, friends, and individuals seeking to benefit a valuable effort. These donations are essential to the cause and make it possible for us to have this amazing opportunity to touch the lives of truly needy people.



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