On Saturday, March 4, 2017, 25 Pitt-Greensburg students, alumni, and staff members will load up into three vans and drive to Tucker, Georgia for this year's alternative spring break trip. It will be the 13th consecutive year that Pitt-Greensburg students will travel south to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Almost a quarter of the population in Tucker, Georgia falls below the poverty line, so we are looking forward to visiting a city that can use our help.
We will spend our week building simple, decent, affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb. We will spend 6-8 hours each day from Monday through Friday working on a home with a local partner family. We will be doing a great variety of tasks ranging from building walls and roofing to putting in drywall or siding on the home.
Our group of 25 volunteers will provide 800-1,000 hours of service while in Tucker.
There are many expenses that our group will incur on the trip. They include:
Your donation will help us with these expenses and assure that we will have enough funds to have another successful Collegiate Challenge trip. Please consider donating at any level.
Consider making a donation in honor of one of the students attending this year's trip.
Nails are some of the smallest components of the construction of a new home; yet they are the most vital in holding it together.
The roof of a home protects the family from the outdoor elements. It takes many roof shingles to protect a home.
The windows to a home allow the family to see out into the community. They also allow warmth and sunlight in while keeping the cold out.
Doors to a home provide the family with a sense of safety, security, and privacy. They allow the family to control who and what comes into the home.
Drywall and paint are what helps provide a finished look to the interior of a home. It helps to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere in the home.
A home truly becomes a home once it is furnished with appliances. Appliances are often amenities that compliment the home and are crucial to a family's efficiency and day-to-day living.
Siding on the outside of the home protects the home from the elements and also puts a finishing touch on the home. It serves dual purposes and assures that a home will be protected for years to come.
The landscaping outside of the home helps extend a family's home into the outdoors. A yard provides a place for the kids to play, and other landscaping features increase a home's curb appeal.