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 June 12 through 17 (Sunday through Friday) with the eighth annual building blitz for Habitat for Humanity.

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association in conjunction with theSt. JosephCountychapter of Habitat for Humanity, dozens of alumni will participate in this year’s “Hammerin’ Irish Habitat Blitz Build,” which will result in the construction of a new home onKenwood Ave.inSouth Bend, southwest of the Notre Dame campus. A concluding dedication ceremony will be held Friday morning (June 17). **

This years build is funded by alumni donations, as well as grants from the Florence V. Carroll Trust Fund and the HSBC Group. **

The second program is Family Volunteer Camp, which will be held July 10 through 15 (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 through organizations including Real Services, theSouth BendCenterfor the Homeless and There Are Children Here, which provides educational and recreational opportunities for inner-city children, as well as neighborhood beautification projects in conjunction with theSouth BendParksand Recreation Department.

Additional information on both programs is available on the Web at and .

* Contact: * _Sean OBrien, director, Alumni Community Service Program, 574-631-6723, _ * __ *

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