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Moravian College Students work with Habitat for Humanity

Ten students spend spring break building houses for poor

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Ten Moravian College students are spending their spring break (March 8-16) in Clemson, South Carolina building homes for in Habitat for Humanity, a program created to build and improve homes for families that cannot afford to do it otherwise. These students are helping to build family homes in Pickens County.

Community service coordinator Phyllis Walsh and college chaplain Dave Bennett will accompany the students on what they are calling “Hounds for Homes,” [Moravian College Greyhounds]. Participants include Lindsay Barbara ’05, Bethlehem, PA; Nicole Casola ’04, Midland Park, NJ; Rena Drezner ’05, Levittown, NY: Lori Geisinger ’03, Phillipsburg, NJ; Sayward Green ’03, Woodsboro, MD; Kelly Haymaker ’05, Hellertown, PA; Christine Hrichak’05, Bethlehem, PA; Colleen Klaric ’06, Newtown, PA; Esther Tutella ’06, Blandon, PA; and Ranae Weltzin ’06, Swedesboro, NJ. For many, this will be their first experience with Habitat for Humanity.

Framing, dry wall, and painting are just some of the anticipated activities of the helpers, who will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will have one afternoon off to go sight seeing and participate in local events. Students paid a fee to help with the cost of supplies, insurance, and lodging, which is being supplied through the Pickens County Habitat for Humanity. An anonymous donation was made to rent vans for the trip.

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. Moravian College is located at Main and Locust streets in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, call 610-861-1320.