Habitat Home

Western's chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hoping to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness.

To mark Western's centennial anniversary, the students are building the chapter's first house.

"We're doing lots of little touches here and there that will always keep the embodiment of the spirit of western in this house and with this family," said Laura Leach, the faculty advisor.

Those who are involved with the construction signed their names on two-by-four's that were used to frame the house.

"There are signatures from students and faculty all over this house. They'll be painted over, but their spirit will always be with this house," said Leach.

They're also tossing pennies into the insulation to bring the family luck and prosperity and the students put quarters made in the year 2007 into the slabs to remind the family of the year they received their new home.

"To see it come from nothing is phenomenal, but to have been part of the love behind it is what's the most memorable for me," said Leach.

It's not clear when the house will be finished. Those with Western's chapter of Habitat say they're not sure how much work will be completed in the summer since many of the students will go home for the break.

For more information about Western's chapter of Habitat for Humanity, you can log onto http://www.wku.edu/habitat/

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