During the week of March 9-15, a group of students from Providence College, Rhode Island participated in the Collegiate Challenge offered by Habitat for Humanity. This alternative spring break program gave the students a chance to spend their spring break with any one of the 200 Habitat affiliates across the United States. We were very pleased to hear that they chose to work with our affiliate. The students had a great attitude and work ethic. They were anxious to learn new skills and excited to help. With their help we made substantial progress in the new Habitat house in Leechburg. The house is now completely insulated and half the drywall is up. These young volunteers not only helped a family in need but had fun doing it by visiting a new area and making a positive difference.
They were hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg. Meals were donated by the host church, Forks Zion Lutheran Church, Leechburg Rotary Club, Moose Lodge 102 of Leechburg, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Vandergrift, Sprankle’s Market, St. Gertrude Parish in Vandergrift, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning. Armstrong Habitat for Humanity thanks all of these generous contributors and is fortunate to have such a caring and involved community.