Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Substandard housing and solutions to be shown on campus

Big Red Truck logo from Thrivent Builds with Habitat for HumanityA "Mobile Education Unit" containing exhibits about the issue of substandard housing will be located in the university campus area of Oakland at the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue on Thursday, October 27, 2005 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Supported by three local affiliates and a student chapter of Habitat for Humanity, the big red truck that will be on campus is a project of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, a four year $105 million partnership of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans with Habitat for Humanity.

Inside the 48-foot truck one will be able to have a free 12-minute experience of substandard housing together with descriptions of how building with Habitat for Humanity can change lives.

The three local Habitat affiliates sponsoring the visit are: Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley, and Washington County Habitat for Humanity.

If you miss the big red truck while it is on campus, it will be outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. Don't miss it while it is in the Pittsburgh area, because its next stop will be Austin, Texas.

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1 comment:

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

As early as college, I think it is fair enough for students to be oriented with such issues. Anyway, they will tackle when they reach the right age. Another thing is that they have prior knowledge and will be prepared.