Students served meals to the homeless and sought to alleviate issues of urban poverty in our nation's capital by working at the Pilgrimage, a local faith-based organization.
Land Between the Lakes is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee located about 90 miles north of Nashville, Tenn., and just south of Paducah, Ky. Volunteers helped with the maintenance of an 1850's working farm, by doing repairs and building fences. They also worked to get the facilities up and running for the tourist season.
Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area began as a disaster office of Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, Mississippi, shortly after hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. In January 2008, they became an independent affiliate. So far, they've built more than 80 homes in Hancock County with volunteers, sponsors, donors, partner families and friends.
Students helped build trails and perform maintenance. The Cumberland Trail (CT), a Tennessee State Scenic Hiking Trail, became Tennessee's 53rd state park in 1998. The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park contains a core corridor of 300-plus miles of trail beginning in the Cumberland Gap National Park (KY.) and stretching south to Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park and Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga.
Marion County HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Hamilton students worked at Burgaw Elementary School near Wilmington, N.C. Through this outreach program, they helped students with homework and participate in after-school activities.
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, rooted in Christian principles, brings together community partners and volunteers from all faiths to help qualified Partner Families construct and purchase well-built, affordable homes and become successful homeowners.
Students worked at Community Collaborations in Atlanta where they helped rebuild a home that was damaged in the September floods.
Almost Heaven Habitat was founded in 1988 by a local group of citizens concerned about the living conditions of their neighbors. Michelle L. Connor, a Habitat homeowner herself, became Executive Director in October 1999 and continues to serve in this capacity.
Hamilton's ASB program was initially sponsored by the Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC), a student-run organization that provides community service in Oneida County. The Alternative Spring Break program was started in 1993 when 20 students traveled to Miami to work on Hurricane Andrew relief with Habitat for Humanity. In subsequent years, the number of participants has steadily increased.