Habitat for Humanity
Moderators: Mr. Morzen and Mrs. Birth
Club Description: Blessed Trinity's chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a student-led organization dedicated to eradicating poverty housing and homelessness from our community and around the world. We seek to accomplish this goal one dollar at a time and one house at a time. Each year, we raise thousands of dollars to fund building projects in the North Georgia area and donate volunteer labor to building projects in our local community.
Throughout the years, BT's chapter of Habitat for Humanity has participated in numerous fundraisers, including bake sales and the Chariot Film Festival. Many of BT's Habitat members have become active in leading college Habitat chapters.
Contrary to popular belief, students do NOT have to be 16 years of age to belong to Habitat! The shortage of decent, affordable housing in our community is a problem that requires the help of ALL. Thousands of dollars are needed each year to provide the building materials for the homes Habitat builds. There's an opportunity to serve for students of all ages.
Throughout the years, BT's Habitat chapter has:
- Helped to sponsor and build homes in Fulton, Cherokee, and Forsyth counties
- Earned six State Farm Matching grants, which give tens of thousands of dollars to local Habitat builds
- Donated thousands of of dollars to international Habitat builds in countries such as Romania, Haiti, the Philippines, and Nepal
- Taken dozens of students on summer build weeks known as Collegiate Challenge - to Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Virginia
- Participated in the Young Leaders Conference in Indianapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Washington, and Charlotte
- Petitioned our government leaders to make affordable housing a priority, both for those in the US and abroad