UConn Habitat for Humanity, Arizona Trip
Organized by: Sean Meany
EVENT DATE Mar 13, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
On behalf of Habitat for Humanity, we ask for your support. For those who do not know, Habitat is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating homelessness by building simple, decent and affordable housing around the world. Habitat has over 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 international organizations worldwide.
The UConn Habitat for Humanity Chapter is sending four groups of students across the country on Alternative Spring Break trips in Mid-March to volunteer our time and help build a home. Our group of 15 is headed to Peoria, Arizona to work with the Central Arizona Habitat affiliate, the top US affiliate for families served in 2013 and 2014. Peoria is located in the Phoenix metro area which, out of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the country, had the third-highest percentage of people living in poverty in 2013. In terms of population, this means that there were 760,706 people living in poverty in this region. They need our help, and we need yours! Our group of 15 will be flying out of JFK Airport in NYC into PHX airport in Arizona. Rental cars, flights, gas, and food can get expensive, so we are raising money to make it easier on our college budgets. Our goal is to raise at least $100 per member, but I know with your help we can make that and more! Any contribution you can make will be very much appreciated.
If you would like to learn more about our Campus Chapter visit us at http://www.uconnhabitat.rso.uconn.edu