APU Students Participate in a Habitat for Humanity Home Build
On February 18, 2012 a group of 9 Habitat for Humanity Ministry volunteers along with other participating volunteers from the surrounding community participated in the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity: Geneva Build at 624 Geneva Street in Glendale, CA. This project consist of 5 town homes, the first of SGV Habitat for Humanity homes to developed under a “Green Point Rating System”. This means that they are built to be environmentally responsible and energy-efficient!
Our day began bright and early on Saturday were we spent the day in a teamwork effort installing insulation in one of the homes (pictured), while another student Jeff Gambrino (pictured) helped applying dry wall to a different unit. To say the very least the day went by a lot faster than anticipated. The volunteers rewarding efforts were thanked by a group of hospitality volunteers who made lunch for everyone. However, aside from the great enjoyment that was spent in learning a new skill, meeting new people, and connecting with other students, and a nice lunch, it was no greater feeling than knowing that the little time that was spent on this project for this day has help make a remarkable difference in the lives of the families who will live in these homes. APU students are expected to return to the site on March 17th!
However, the Habitat for Humanity Ministry does not only focus on building projects. There are bi-weekly volunteers who help the Azusa Restore, as well as administrative volunteers who all collaboratively bring their efforts towards a greater cause, the building of a dream for a family with home ownership.