The Purdue University Habitat for Humanity Chapter is a nonprofit Christian housing organization. By partnering with low-income families to build simple, decent homes, Habitat works toward its goal of eliminating poverty housing. Purdue Habitat for Humanity works with Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette and with other local Habitat affiliates to construct homes in the area.
Purdue University’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. We provide our members with opportunities to get involved and make a difference not only in Lafayette, but also in other surrounding communities in need. We arrange weekend trips every Saturday to sites in the local area, trips over spring break around the nation, and also have numerous fundraising, awareness, and social events throughout the year!
Our mission is to raise awareness within the college community about the Habitat for Humanity mission and to get students passionate about helping others and their community. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. By partnering with local, low-income families to build simple, decent homes, Habitat works toward its goal. Purdue Habitat for Humanity works closely with Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette to construct homes in the area.
During spring break, Purdue Habitat sponsors trips to work camps in other regions of the country. In addition, Purdue Habitat raises money for new construction projects and strives to educate the Purdue/Lafayette community about the problem of poverty housing in the United States and around the world.
Habitat does Zumba
By: Ann Hunt
March 8, 2014
Early Saturday morning on March 8, 2014 more than 60 men and women, mostly Purdue students, joined in a fund raiser for the Purdue Chapter of Habitat for Humanity by actively participating in a Zumbathon. Instructors from Kokomo, Lafayette and Dayton, Ohio joined to lead this energetic group of young people. The participants laughed, spun, Zumbaed, burned energy and had lots of fun-all to muster funds for a Purdue Habitat build. Over $800 were collected.
Purdue Habitat officers, members, faculty advisor, Renee Roames, and a Habitat staff person, Purdue alumna Jen Whistler, joined in the Zumba fun and put in a new variety of Habitat Sweat Equity. During a half-time break in the 2-hour Zumbathon Purdue Habitat leaders presented information about how to be active in the Purdue Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Photos Courtesy of Ann Hunt