STUDENTS FROM MISSISSIPPI AND ILLINOIS SPEND SUMMER VACATION VOLUNTEERING AT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SPRINGFIELD, MO
Students from Pontotoc, Mississippi and Highland, Illinois spent part of their summer vacation at Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO as part of the Student Life, Rec Camp program. The inter-denominational camp allows high school students to engage in the community for focused learning, community building, and teamwork. While at Habitat, the two groups volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore processing donations and at the Women Build home renovation hanging and painting siding.
“It’s always exciting to have groups of volunteers visit,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO. “The Student Life camp brought a renewed energy and passion to our team. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when a group of dedicated volunteers lend a hand”
Students from Highland Hope United Methodist Church in Highland, Illinois volunteered through the Student Life camp at the Women Build home renovation.
Students from West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Mississippi volunteered through the Student Life camp at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is at its core a volunteer organization. Without volunteers like you we wouldn’t exist and our families would still be living in substandard housing. Every volunteer who walks on to a construction site, into our ReStore, or into a committee meeting officially becomes a part of Team Habitat, working towards providing decent and affordable housing for residents of Greene County. We always accept new volunteers. Give Us a Hand, Volunteer Today.
Register as a volunteer here: https://habitatspringfieldmo.org/get-involved/volunteer