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Moravian’s Student Chapter of “Habitat” to Frame House on Campus

Students to build structure near 1742 splotch on Homecoming Weekend

Bethlehem, Pa., October 10, 2008—For the second year, the Moravian College Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will frame the walls of a Habitat house on campus during the local “Homecoming Build.” Teams of students will work in 2 hour shifts to build the outside frame and as many inside walls as possible. The framing will be completed in a day and a half beginning on Friday, October 17, at 9 a.m. and ending at noon on Saturday, October 18.  The house will be finished at a later date and given to a deserving family in the Lehigh Valley.

The Moravian College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley and co-sponsored by Enterprise Car Rental and Moravian College’s United Student Government will continue this unique homecoming event on campus near Monocacy and Locust streets near the Haupert Union Building. Spearheading this year’s build are Kevin Yarzab ’10, Andover, N.J.; Anthony Pirello ’10, Blairstown, N.J.; Abby Martin ’09, Wescosville, Pa.; Nicole Amoroso ’09, Nazareth, Pa.; and Anastasia Morris ’10 Annville, Pa., the officers of Moravian’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter. In addition to the Student Alumni Association, the other clubs that have signed up for the build are Sigma Sigma Sigma (NOT Gamma Sigma Sigma), Campus Community Connection, and Student Athletic Advisory Council.

“This event is meant to provide an opportunity for college students to be actively involved in civic engagement, helping provide stable home environments for disadvantaged children and families through the Habitat Home Building Program,” said Kristen Nivison, coordinator of community service at Moravian College. “The club will be participating in three local builds this semester, helping to construct homes that will benefit families here in the Lehigh Valley, and also that they are planning two spring break trips for March 2009 to the Southern U.S.” she noted.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.