Habitat Team Works on California Homes


posted June 07, 2018

Pitt-Johnstown student members of Habitat for Humanity traveled to Weed, CA, for home-building projects during the week of June 4-8.

Minnie JonesThe Pitt-Johnstown Habitat for Humanity service organization has embarked on several successful building efforts during recent spring recesses, but this is its first summer venture.

The group’s efforts were featured in a June 6, 2018, report by KTVL-TV News10 in Oregon.

"I love this organization. I have such a passion for it. It just means so much to me to help other people and I think this organization is the one where you can impact someone's life," said Holly Chappie. Both Chappie and Brittney Cesari are pictured above.

“It gives us an opportunity to give back to the community and to realize that not everyone is as fortunate as we are,” said team member Minnie Jones, a civil engineering student and the Habitat club's campus webmaster, who is pictured at right. 

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