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Miami student groups to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity

11/08/2012

Members of the Miami University Campus Chapter for Habitat for Humanity and the fraternity and sorority community will gather with TriState Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers for a kick-off ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The ceremony will launch the "House that Students Built" with their first project, a Habitat home being constructed with the Bryant family in Oxford.

“The Oxford Community and the students of Miami University are valued partners in our effort to complete the 20-home subdivision off of Hester Road,” said Natalie Nuce, resource development officer for TriState Habitat for Humanity. “This will be the third house to be built in the new subdivision and will be built and partially funded by the two student groups.”

Along with members from each of the student groups, including many of the fraternities and sororities, Miami President David Hodge will be on hand for the ceremony. Both of the student groups have committed $10,000 each in funding up front while also pledging another $20,000 ($15,000 from the fraternity and sorority community and $5,000 from the Miami Habitat Campus Chapter). The total funding on the project will be $40,000 from Miami students combined with $50,000 in HOME funds from Butler County.

The Bryant Family, Ron, Mary and daughter Clara are looking forward to the dream of owning a home and are excited to become contributing members of the Oxford Community. The build will take 16-20 weeks with primary work being done on Saturdays. Each Saturday a different group of students, fraternities or sororities will volunteer to help build the home which will be completed just before graduation in the spring.

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