Archive for Monday, January 31, 2011

KU students to shovel snow for donation to Habitat for Humanity

January 31, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated February 9, 2011, 2:13 p.m.

Editor's note: Due to an overwhelming response, the "Hire-A-Habitat" program is no longer accepting new customers.


In exchange for a donation to Habitat for Humanity, Kansas University student volunteers will shovel snow from local driveways, sidewalks and walkways any morning after snow has fallen.

The shoveling service is a recent addition to the “Hire-A-Habitat” program in which students perform odd jobs around Lawrence in exchange for donations to Habitat for Humanity. The program has raised more than $4,000 to help support local families in need of decent and affordable housing.

“Providing a snow shoveling service helps KU Habitat contribute something tangible to the Lawrence community and allows us to expand our ability to serve,” said Jacki Murdock, vice president of KU Habitat for Humanity. “KU Habitat volunteers are a passionate group of people. Providing this service allows us to stay engaged in service throughout the winter.”

Residents can call Keaton Andra at 913-205-2933 or e-mail to request a volunteer. The suggested donation amount is $25 an hour.


Bob Forer 7 years, 3 months ago

Kudos to the student volunteers. Habitat is a wonderful organization.

mr_right_wing 7 years, 3 months ago

Excellent idea. It's surprising to me that this hadn't already been done.

I just hope this doesn't get abused. Maybe it should be a minimum required donation of $25. It goes to a great cause.

Other groups that are getting their funding cut should take note.

pace 7 years, 3 months ago

Good for them, good for us old ones.

jhagerty 7 years, 3 months ago

Due to the large number of requests for service we have received over the past several days, we will unfortunately be unable to take on any more jobs at this point. We will add your name to our list but cannot guarantee that we will be able to get to your job in a timely manner.

We are thrilled at the interest generated in this endeavor and look forward to being able to continue to offer our Hire-a-Habitat service to you all in the future.

Thank you all for your support,

John Hagerty President | KU Habitat for Humanity

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