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Students Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast During Spring Break

Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 4/14/2014 4:13 pm
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting six student groups totaling 90 college student volunteers March - June, while the students are on their Spring Breaks. The students are participating in Habitat’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge.

“We look forward to having the student volunteers again this year. This is our seventh time hosting students during their break and we are appreciative of their efforts,” said Adele Lyons, Director of Development at H.F.H.M.G.C. “This volunteer effort provides the students with an opportunity to help build affordable housing in the Gulf Coast area. The work they’ll do during their break will have a lasting impact in our community.”

The students are visiting from St. Edwards University, Suffolk University, University of Connecticut, and University of Missouri, Louisiana State University and Bullis High School and University of California will volunteer along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students will be working on the start of a new home construction project in Biloxi and a home rehabilitation projects in Gulfport, Gautier, and Pascagoula.

For the past 25 years, more than 210,000 students have spent their school breaks volunteering across the country through this Habitat for Humanity program. Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage youth ages 5 to 25 in Habitat’s work.

About Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County H.F.H. and H.F.H. of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, H.F.H.M.G.C. has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired more than 850 homes. H.F.H.M.G.C. works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives. To learn more, visit or follow us at or at
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