Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) and The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service hosted a Habitat for Humanity service project on Saturday, June 22 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Our build site was a one-story house in the Boca Raton area. We were able to see and hear the home-owner speak before we began the service about how thankful she was that we are helping build her a home. The students were excited to volunteer and dived right into work as we broke out into small groups around the house. We placed wood in the ceiling inside the house, secured the windows, and worked on the roof work. Everyone helped out and when they were done with their own work, the students would look for something else to do in order to help. Overall, we were able to accomplish what the Habitat crew needed and the FAU students were very happy with the service.
-Lisandra Jimenez, SAVI Director