An all-Gonzaga University community volunteer project putting approximately 50 of the University’s staff, faculty and students to work for Habitat for Humanity of Spokane over three consecutive Fridays, began Friday, March 10.
Gonzaga’s mission calls for men and women to work “in loving service of the human community,” and through this event, “Habitat for Humanity offers us the opportunity to do just that,” said Marcia Bertholf, a GU staff member and organizer of the event. This is the second annual all-Gonzaga University community volunteer effort on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.
The next dates for the volunteer project are March 17 and March 24. Organized through the Community Outreach Committee of Gonzaga’s Staff Assembly, the effort focuses on two building sites: a duplex at 2218 W. Bridge, in the West Central neighborhood, for the first two sessions (March 10 and March 17); and a triplex at 5427 E. Union Ave., near Felts Field, where the Gonzaga volunteers will assist in construction on March 24.
Gonzaga staff receive a paid half-day for community service and can choose to use that benefit for this effort. Organizers expect anywhere from six to two dozen volunteers working on each of the six half-day shifts that are available. While
Gonzaga students are welcome to participate in these efforts, they will be involved in a separate Habitat construction initiative on Saturday, April 8, which is designed specifically for GU students to help.
For more information, contact Marcia Bertholf at (509) 323-3836, or firstname.lastname@example.org.