All in this together: FHS Unites for Habitat for Humanity


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Written by Lilly Combs   09/11/18
Starting September 17, the clubs and activity groups of FHS will unite together to help with Habitat for Humanity. Clubs and teams will be set on a rotation to go to a local Habitat site, starting with finishing a home in Desloge and then beginning construction on a home on Washington Street in Farmington. Students will be bused over every Monday at eight in the morning and will return to school by two o’clock. Students involved in multiple groups will be asked to associate with just one group so they will not miss too much class time. The first rotation going to the site will be Ms. Campbell’s Tech Math, National Honor Society, FFA, Scholar Bowl, Cross Country, Embrace Equality, and Theater Guild. If students do not wish to do construction work, they have the opportunity to work at the Habitat ReShop.
According to Dr. Brian Reeves, this school wide service project was made in an effort to join the school together for the betterment of society, rather than having students trying to get service done for many different groups. The rotation tries to pair up groups that would not normally get together, like FFA and cross country, in an effort to build a better sense of community in the school. In the past, students have mostly donated items, but with this project students will be able to physically give back to the community. This effort has been named U-Knighted to symbolize the unionization of the school.
What is Habitat for Humanity?
According to their website, Habitat for Humanity is a “global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the
United States and in more than 70 countries around the world.” Habitat helps build and repair homes for people who may need financial aid. These people must apply, qualify, and pay small dues to receive a home from Habitat. One of the goals of the organization is to teach people about finances and home