LSU Greeks help Habitat for Humanity build houses
POSTED: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 8:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:53am
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — LSU Greeks teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build new houses on Elvin Drive in Baton Rouge on March 19.
They were working in shifts since 7:00 in the morning. This is part of a seven day build called "Greek Week". LSU students and Habitat volunteers hammered, sawed, and framed brand new houses for less fortunate people.
This year, LSU Greeks raised more than $120,000.00 with letters addressed to friends and family members for donations for Habitat.
LSU Director of Greek Week Justina Ruch says it's the reactions from people in the neighborhood that mean the most.
"We built two houses on the other side of the street last year, and the home owner came up to us and said thank you so much," stated Ruch. "Because I saw the greeks were out, people danicing in the street, I heard the energy, I knew they were back."