We’re one week in, and so pleased with the current progress of our campaign!
Hi, friends. I’m Katrina, a sophomore here at Pitt, one of the project leaders and the head of fundraising for Pitt Habitat for the school year 2017-2018. This campaign is something I’ve been working on for two months, and now that we’re back at school for the spring semester, the whole club was doing a crazy amount of letter stuffing leading up to the kickoff of our campaign – it has been such a delight and joy to see those efforts pay off! We’re so thankful for your support and looking forward to seeing more support come in as we seek to reach our fundraising goal and significantly reduce the cost burden on our members as we take our entire spring break and work with Habitat in Winston-Salem, NC.
As many of you know, last year our group did a similar trip and traveled to Birmingham, AL, to participate in Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge there. It was my first trip with Habitat and I can truly say it was an incredible way to spend my spring break.
I grew up in Maryland, in an extremely diverse suburb of Washington, DC. The Habitat trip last year was my first time visiting the deep South, and it was very sobering to see firsthand the remnants of relatively recent racial tension in our nation’s history. Driving through the neighborhoods in Birmingham was sociologically fascinating; within one block there would be one very nice and well-kept house, and another boarded up and completely falling apart. It was significant to me to be able to go in to a completely foreign-to-me situation and area and be able to make a visible impact on people’s lives as we did our construction work.
Your support of this campaign is making it possible for us to make a similar visible difference in Winston-Salem, NC. Of course, the timing, location, and circumstances vary, but the mission remains the same: to provide affordable, safe housing to those in need. Thank you for supporting us in this goal!
Stay tuned for further updates, and have a wonderful rest of your week! :)