Spring for service

photo by  Lizzie Martinez/Copy Editor

Lizzie Martinez

The McMinnville Habitat for Humanity Community LeaderBuild has exceeded expectations, in part because of the exceptional contributions from the Linfield Alternative Spring Break crew, working on      Debbie Street.

Project Supervisor Vern Papowski said he was surprised at how efficiently the group worked together to surpass its goals. Despite the obstacle of the weather, which included snow, rain, hail and sleet, the floor was put in, all the interior walls were built and many of the exterior walls for the duplex were erected in just six days. Building will continue through the spring and summer.

The project was planned in conjunction with McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity to give back to the local community. Twelve Linfield students, two high school students and three Linfield staff members donated their vacation time and energy to the endeavor.

In addition to building the duplex, participants took part in a variety of educational, leadership and team-building      activities.

The members of the ASB team will host a presentation about the build April 10 at 4 p.m. in Riley 201.

Applications for the 2009 Alternative Spring Break trips will be distributed at the presentation. Next year’s trips include the Portland Urban Homeless Plunge, home construction in St. Bernard’s Parrish in New Orleans and Habitat International Guatemala. Applications for the leaders are due April 18 and April 25 for participants. For more information contact Jessica Wade at jwade@linfield.edu.

 

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