Dunwoody teams up with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

The Moore Multi-Cultural Center invites students, faculty and staff to spend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday rebuilding the community, one home at a time.

On Monday, January 16, Dunwoody is hosting a build with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH), which makes housing stable and affordable for families in need. Dunwoody’s last TCHFH volunteer outing was April 8, 2011. Faculty, staff and students flexed their muscles building a shed door, tearing down a garage frame and flooring the basement of a Brooklyn Park home for a deserving family.

The Dunwoody volunteers at the Build on April 8, 2011.

“Habitat for Humanity is such an appealing way to help people because it’s about contributing to a family so they may have a home of their own,” said Sarah Huber, library assistant at Dunwoody who volunteered her time at the last build. “It’s such a worthy cause.”

According to the TCHFH website, more than 860 families have purchased homes since 1985 through the homeownership program. Volunteers make TCHFH houses into homes.

“[Dunwoody] partners with TCHFH several times a year to support their effort,” said Pepe Wonosikou, student services advisor. “Most projects depend on the worksite and may consist of installing windows and doors, siding, shingles, measuring, cutting, nailing and hauling construction supplies.”

Not only is volunteering an outstanding way to give back, but it also serves as a tool to make connections.

“We believe these kinds of projects help our student’s network and make important connections with the community as well as developing experience and relationships in their field of study,” said Pepe.

To accomplish as much work as possible for the site on January 16, Dunwoody is hoping for a group of eight to 12 people.

Are you a Dunwoody student, faculty or staff member who would like to volunteer? Sign up via VolunteerHub here: http://tchabitat.volunteerhub.com/SignIn.aspx. If you are a first time user to VolunteerHub, please contact Pepe Wonosikou at pwonosikou@dunwoody.edu.

For more information on Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, check out their website: http://www.tchabitat.org/