Baylor Habitat for Humanity chapter celebrates 31 years

Posted at 7:16 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 20:26:06-05

The Baylor Habitat for Humanity celebrated 31 years of existence.

The campus chapter started in 1987 when the co-founder of Habitat for Humanity International Millard Fuller gave a presentation at a Baylor Chapel Service, which led the university to become the first campus chapter in the nation.

Active members spend at least 20 hours per semester fundraising and building homes in the Waco area.

Baylor Habitat for Humanity's incoming Vice President Noah Price has been a member since his freshman year of college.

"You get to build a nice relationship to people in Waco you would never think you would talk to. You get to be part of your life, building their forever home," Price said.

Baylor University Associate Professor of the Honors College Dr. Charles McDaniel, who is the faculty advisor for the Baylor Habitat for Humanity Chapter, said the work teaches students to give back to the community. 

"It lets them know there is a low-income housing in this country and that they have a responsibility that goes beyond simply the job they take on and the job that they take on and the house they purchase. That other are in need," McDaniel said. 

This semester, students have helped by building two homes in the Waco area.

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