This spring break trip will focus on helping the Appalachia Habitat for Humanity build houses around Robbins, Tennessee. Lipscomb has a well-established relationship with the Appalachia affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, contributing for the past 15 years to the progress of several houses in various ways including but not limited to installing windows, building door frames, roofing, painting, and doing home repairs.
We are also presenting an additional challenge to students: to build an entire house in one week. In a unique opportunity to provide a service to a community in our own backyard, we offer the resources we have of time and energy to help the area prosper. We will stay at the Habitat volunteer center during a week filled with hard work and lots of fun and fellowship. The group will all work on the same house throughout the week with the Habitat crew, starting with a foundation and ending with a decent, affordable home for a family in the area.
The challenge is two-fold to students, as we will also entirely fund this house and raise cumulatively $30,000 in the coming months. Our team will be hosting two major fundraisers this semester to supplement what each individual raises. The cost per student is $500, which includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and contributes to our final goal.
Materials needed are a hammer, tape measure, pencil, and nail apron. If you cannot obtain these items we will help you do so. No previous construction experience is required. The Habitat for Humanity crew will provide all training necessary. By the end of the week you’ll be driving nails with the pros and will have put faith into action, a worker in the harvest field providing for the basic needs of others! (Matthew 9:38)