UNC'S Build A Block project receives Habitat for Humanity International award

July 12, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Build A Block Logo

Thanks to the contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Build A Block project, UNC has been awarded the Campus Chapter of the Year, Habitat for Humanity International. The ambitious goal of building 10 homes for the families of University employees has already allowed five families to move in. All of the homes are expected to be completed by the end of August, according to Susan Bourner, development director for Habitat for Humanity Orange County. For more information about the award, go to: www.unc.edu/campus-updates/Habitat_award

SILS and University Libraries continue to work toward the goal of raising $35,000 for the Library Community House. Together they have raised a total of $21,000 with $14,000 to go. To contribute dollars, please contact Lara Bailey, ljbailey@email.unc.edu or Susan Sylvester, ssylvest@email.unc.edu, SILS, 919-962-8266.

For those who would like to contribute time to help build the house, please go to the Build a Block volunteer site. Once you’re at the site, click on the Volunteer link at the top of the page. You can easily set up a user account and see what builds are available at the Phoenix Place site. The Carolina Library Community join code is 69.

Congratulations and a special thank you to all who have contributed to the Build A Block project. Your efforts really count to help families in need.