KU students to shovel snow for donation to Habitat for Humanity

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 kuhabitat@gmail.com to request a volunteer. The suggested donation amount is $25 an hour.