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Imari Hazelwood, a graduate student in literacy education from Lebanon, along with 13 members of WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will spend their fall break in the West Liberty and Frenchburg areas to continue efforts to rebuild homes destroyed by tornadoes that swept through eastern Kentucky in March 2012.
Making its third trip to the region, WKU’s Habitat chapter will be working in the Menifee and Morgan county communities Oct. 3-5.
“Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to ‘a world where everyone has a decent place to live’ – this is the Habitat for Humanity International mission statement,” said chapter advisor Bryan Reaka. “We as WKU Campus Chapter assist with this task through activities such as education of the public on the issues of substandard housing, fundraisers to assist with the cost of building homes, advocacy for political involvement and support for governments to help in the elimination of substandard housing issues as well as building -- both locally and away over breaks from school. This trip to eastern Kentucky falls into the building category, but Habitat for Humanity not only builds houses, it builds relationships and communities and hope for the future. We are a community of builders building in faith, hope and love.”