On Friday, March 6, 2020, 22 Pitt-Greensburg students, alumni, and staff members will load up into two vans and drive to Mandeville, Louisiana for this year’s alternative spring break trip. It will be the 16th consecutive year that Pitt-Greensburg students will travel south to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
We will be working with the St. Tammany West Habitat for Humanity affiliate. This affiliate builds about 10 homes per year for local partner families. Mandeville is located 45 minutes north of New Orleans.
We will spend our week building simple, decent, affordable housing with this local affiliate. Monday we will spend the day on an excursion to New Orleans. Tuesday through Friday, we will spend 6-8 hours per day working on a home with a local partner family. We will be doing a variety of tasks throughout the week.
Our group of 22 volunteers will provide 700-800 hours of service while in Louisiana.
Where will your donation go?
There are many expenses that our group will incur on the trip. They include:
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 22 people x 8 days
- Van rentals and gas for the 2,100-mile round trip and transportation to and from the work site each day
- Program fees
- Work site supplies, such as gloves, etc.
Who is going on this year’s trip?
Consider donating in honor of one of the students attending this year’s trip.
- Beth Fuga (president)
- Andrew Ellerbe (vice president/trip leader)
- Jira Moongdee (secretary)
- Emily Halsted (fundraising chair)
- Cheyeanne Perez (building chair)
- Kayla DiMeo (education/advocacy chair)
- Katie Byers (advisor)
- Brian Root (advisor)
- Quoc Vo (alumnus)
- Scott Szypulski (alumnus)
- Mya Cole
- Stephanie Edwards
- John Kerlicker
- Ted Kondrich
- Alexis Martir
- Jacob Myers
- Melissa Paravate
- Nicole Plack
- Jenna Schultz
- Kierin Sullivan
- Maggie Titus
- Maya Tolerico