Community Service 2008 Activities
Habitat for Humanity – October 4, 2008
On Saturday, October 4th, 20089, 30 NECC students spent the day volunteering with Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, working at 382 Market Street in Lawrence, site of the January 2008 fire. Students worked alongside three faculty volunteers as well as the future residents of the house under construction. Participation included a variety of tasks, including landscaping, framing, and general site cleanup. For more information on Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, or to volunteer with Habitat, What is Habitat for Humanity (PDF, 52 KB).
Rebuilding Together – April 26, 2008
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest all-volunteer home rehabilitation organization, made up of individuals who give their time to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners by providing free repair services for those with the greatest need. Low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, displaced or disabled, and families with children are most at risk.
Be it painting a worn front porch, building a wheelchair ramp, or even planting a small garden where only weeds stood before, Rebuilding Together volunteers are making a commitment to preserving dignified home ownership in their communities.