Breaking the Mold: Villanova Students Use Spring Break to Serve

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BY KEVIN GRIFFIN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HICKORY — Spring break is often a respite from responsibility for many students, but for several Villanova University students, spring break has provided an opportunity for service.

Over the course of the last week, 16 Villanova students spent their spring break in Hickory working on various projects for Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley.

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Making Communities Healthier House Dedication

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Join us as we welcome the Singleton family home!

Together we will celebrate the Singleton's as they begin the next chapter in their lives; we will thank all of our supporters, especially Frye Regional Medical Center, who helped make this project possible; join in a house blessing; and share in food and fellowship afterwards. Refreshments will be provided.

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Habitat's Ramirez-Escobar Family Pays Off Mortgage

"Our lives have changed enormously since our arrival in this country seventeen years ago. We arrived with a suitcase full of dreams and hopes for a chance to rebuild our life. One of our goals was to acquire a home of our own. A goal that seemed so impossible at that time since we did not have resources,  five mouths to feed and a single source of income. However, Habitat for Humanity appeared giving us hope that homeownership in the states was a possibility for my family.

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Villanova Students Set to Return This Spring

11202558 1679865192229864 5620805762860615583 nVillanova University is set to return this spring for their Service and Justice Experience week with Habitat Catawba Valley. The group of 15 students will be serving with us from March 3-10. While they're here, they will work on new construction in the Northstone subdivision as well as Habitat Repairs! projects throughout Catawba County.

Habitat Catawba Valley partners with other local organizations, mainly churches, to host Villanova students in the fall and spring. Churches provide meals for the students as well as activities. Not only do we appreciate the support that our local churches provide, our out-of-state volunteers are always so grateful for your hospitality and welcome into the community.

If your church is interested in providing a meal during Villanova's upcoming service week, click here to sign up.

Be sure to also stay tuned to our Facebook page for photos and updates from our Villanova service week from March 3-10!

Faith & Shelter Summit

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace." Isaiah 52:7

On Tuesday, January 30, more than 60 people attended the inaugural Faith & Shelter Summit presented by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley at First Presbyterian Church of Hickory. Summit attendees learned about the growing housing crisis in Catawba County and Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to create solutions.

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