Twelve Alfred State students who will be spending spring break in Horry County, SC, building houses as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program are raising funds for the trip, including $3,000 for materials and building supplies for the house construction. Fundraising efforts include a pancake breakfast hosted at St. Jude’s Chapel on the Alfred Campus on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the door. Anyone interested in contributing directly to the fundraising efforts can do so online  (select ‘Civic Engagement Projects’ from the drop down menu).
Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge is a year-round school break program that is coordinated through the Collegiate Challenge Team at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, GA. More than 14,000 students from more than 700 colleges, universities, and high schools participate in the event over spring break and will work at more than 200 sites nationwide. Collectively, these students have pledged more than $1 million to support Habitat for Humanity.
The Alfred State students participating in this event include: Morgan Brown of Montgomery, Tyler Fox of Walker Valley, Randy Friday of Brooklyn, Brook Hart of Saint Johnsville, Noelle Hunka of Buffalo, Brandon Hunt of Pine Bush, Stephanie Lang of Angelica, Lynnette Lockwood of Woodhull, Abigail Moynihan of Syracuse, and Elizabeth Yetter of Newark Valley.