UAA Architecture and Engineering Club volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity House
The second house the UAA Architecture and Engineering
Club worked to renovate while in New Orleans.
The group assisted with roofing, deck work, stairs,
landscaping, soffit and fascia.
Students in the UAA Architecture and Engineering Club traveled to New Orleans for two weeks this May to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

The student club has been working with the nonprofit housing organization for the last 10 years, volunteering nearly 10,000 hours to help build and renovate homes. To date, the club has raised more than $12,000 in donations for Anchorage Habitat for Humanity. This marks the group’s fifth trip to New Orleans.

The student club focuses on hands-on experience while assisting Habitat in its work to broaden access to affordable housing. The club self-funds its trips through donations and money from several fundraising events it puts on during the academic year.

Between UAA’s spring and summer semester each year, the group travels to a Habitat site to volunteer. Past site locations include Charleston, South Carolina; Miami, Florida; Vero Beach, Florida; Port Sulphur, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas and Galveston, Texas.

The club is affiliated with the UAA Community & Technical College’s Architectural & Engineering Technology program. For more information, visit the club's website.

UAA Student Participants - 2014 New Orleans Trip
Ben Hightower, President
Megan Endreson, Vice President
Antone Contento, Treasurer
Katie Lauer, Club Council Representative
Samantha Baker
Jess Bunag
Jennah (Jay) Lee

Advisor: Bob Maxwell, CTC Adjunct Faculty, Architectural & Engineering Technology

Story by Kirstin Olmstead, Communications Coordinator, UAA Community & Technical College
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