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Union to work with Habitat for Humanity

JACKSON, Tenn.April 20, 2001 – Union University faculty, staff, and student volunteers will provide the labor for the building of a Habitat for Humanity house in East Jackson Apr. 26-28. The possible tasks for the volunteers include citing, applying primer, and landscaping.

“Union has a long history of involvement with Habitat for Humanity,” said Suzanne Frost. “Union was the first university to work with the group. Since that time, several on-campus organizations have worked with Habitat for Humanity, but we wanted to open this to the entire campus. We feel that this is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community.”

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry. The goal of HFHI is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness around the globe through volunteer projects. Campus Ministries, Student Services, and the senior class will sponsor the project, and Aramark will be providing lunch for the workers.

Founded in 1823 and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Union University is characterized by quality Christ-centered teaching and learning. An outstanding faculty offers superior liberal arts training in more than 100 majors and programs of study along with professional programs in business, education, and nursing. More than 2,500 students are currently enrolled.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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