IU Students Finish Habitat for Humanity House

Posted on October 16, 2011

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KEVIN WANG

For the second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County conducted a joint effort with IU to build a house for one deserving Bloomington family.

The construction was all done from scratch, one piece at a time. Volunteers from the Kelley School of Business and all over IU worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Whirlpool Corporation in multiple shifts every day since Sep. 29 to build a one-story house for Bloomington resident Clarence Knapp and his family.

The construction site was just off 17th street near IU Memorial Stadium, and project participants said although the workload was pretty heavy, they had a lot of fun.

“It’s my first actual build,” said IU student Lindsey Morgan, whose mother was involved with Habitat for Humanity of Brown County. “It is good just being here at IU and still having these opportunities.”

From the ground to the roof, the tasks involved were not easy for first-timers, but they said the physical skills were not the only thing they learned.

“I think the most interesting thing is the variety of people who are here to help the family, and it’s really great that the family is also here to help build its own house.”

Habitat for Humanity officials said the family could move into the house in early November, just in time for the holidays.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and to learn how you can get involved, visit their website

(Feature Image Courtesy of Indiana Public Media)

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