Alumni Association hosts 10th annual Habitat building blitz

Author: Shannon Roddel


TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associations 10th annualHammerinIrishbuilding blitz for Habitat for Humanity will take place Monday to Friday (June 4 to 8) inSouth Bend.

Sponsored by the Alumni Association in conjunction with the St. Joseph County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, some 40 Notre Dame graduates will participate in this year’s blitz build, which will result in the construction of a new home at the corner of Walnut andWashingtonstreets on the west side ofSouth Bend.A concluding dedication ceremony will be held at1 p.m.Friday (June 8).

This years build is funded by donations from alumni, as well as the local Habitat chapter, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union and the Haggar Corp. Foundation.

Last year, dozens of Notre Dame alumni volunteers from 15 states participated inBuilding on Higher Ground,a 100-unit housing project for displaced Hurricane Katrina victims inShreveport,La.The Alumni Association partnered with Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity and president of theFullerCenterfor Housing, to construct a new home in fewer than five days.This was the programs first and only project outside ofSouth Bend.

* Contact: * Heather Tonk, director of service programs, Alumni Association, _574-631-6723,

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