On Monday, March 17, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Habitat for Humanity club will embark on their yearly spring break service trip. The club will go to Greenfield, Georgia with a total of seven students and two advisors, Lisa Cote and Dan Schell. This is the seventh year that Habitat for Humanity has done this service trip to Georgia. Junior Leah Berry, the Outreach Coordinator, stated that the purpose of this trip will be, “building a house from the ground up.” The work schedule will be rigorous with the students working from 8a.m. to 5p.m. every day, with a lunch break in the middle of the day.
The club will be hosted by a local farmer who has converted two silos into hostel-like housing. The club will be provided food by the community, “three meals a day, at local churches, homes, and organizations.” This trip also provides the club members with an unforgettable experience of helping others who are less fortunate than they are.
“I cannot express enough how amazing it is to give to the community, and in return they teach so much about life and what it means to give back,” stated Berry.
The club also holds bi-monthly trips to Patuxent Habitat Restore. If interested in these activities, make sure to attend a meeting. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 8p.m. in Goodpaster 198.