Alumni return to campus for summer service projects

Author: Shannon Chapla


University of Notre Dame alumni will reunite on campus to participate in two service projects this summer, beginning today with the seventh annual building blitz for Habitat for Humanity.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association in conjunction with the St. Joseph County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, more than 40 alumni will participate in this year’s “Hammerin’ Irish Habitat Blitz Build,” which will result in the construction of a new home on Linden St. in South Bend, southwest of the Notre Dame campus. A concluding dedication ceremony will be held Friday morning (June 25).p. This years build is funded by alumni donations and a grant from the Florence V. Carroll Trust Fund.p. The second program is Family Volunteer Camp, which will be held July 18 through 23 (Sunday through Friday), featuring numerous service projects in neighborhoods surrounding campus. Throughout the week, alumni, with their families and friends, will participate in service activities focusing on area youths, to include working with children from the Robinson Community Learning Center, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, There Are Children Here, which provides education and recreational opportunities for inner-city children, and neighborhood beautification projects.p. Additional information on both programs is available on the Web at and .p. _Contact: Sean OBrien, director, Alumni Community Service Program, 574-631-6723, _

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