College Students Spend Spring Break with Arkansas Valley Habitat for Humanity |
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Arkansas Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting students from six colleges and universities during their spring break weeks to help build a home for a deserving River Valley family in need. The 90+ students from colleges and universities across the country who will be building in Fort Smith during the month of March are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative spring break program, Collegiate Challenge.
The Collegiate Challenge kicks off March 4 with the team from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, who will be doing the wall raising on our 89th home build. The build site is located at 2108 Pryor Avenue, Fort Smith, AR. Each week, new teams will be arriving to take over where the last team left off.
The teams scheduled for Collegiate Challenge 2013 are:
March 4-8: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
March 11-15: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY & Boston University, Boston, MA
March 18-22: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
March 25-29: University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI & St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
For the past 24 years, more than 208,000 students have spent their school breaks volunteering across the country through Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge program, donating more than $20 million to Habitat affiliates.
"We’re grateful to Arkansas Valley Habitat for Humanity for hosting the students as part of Collegiate Challenge," said Jenn Skudlarek, Habitat for Humanity International’s manager of U.S. volunteer programs. “Their work together makes a meaningful difference and will have a lasting impact in communities across the country.”