After participating in the past two Carter Work Projects, the first in Memphis, TN and the second in Edmonton, AB, I am hoping to kick-off my Second Year at the University of Virginia with my third, in South Bend, IN.
My journey with Habitat for Humanity started in Austin, Texas in the fall of 2015 when I raised $85K to sponsor a home, "In Memory of Maureen." Maureen was my mom, and she passed on 10.21.2014 after an on-and-off 11 year battle with breast cancer. As a student at the University of Texas School of Architecture, she and her team were a part of a design competition aimed to benefit the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Their design won, and the home was built. My home stands two blocks from this home.
In addition to being the incoming co-President for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity at the University of Virginia, I have also been selected to serve as the Youth Representative to the US Council of Habitat for Humanity International for the upcoming year. The best way to fully understand how much this organization means to me is through my devotional at the Closing Plenary at Habitat on the Hill in Washington, D.C. this past February:http://vimeo.com/255999662
The opportunity to attend the 35th Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project would be an amazing opportunity. Working with them both in Memphis changed me, and being there again would give me the chance to say thank you. To say thank you for helping me love Habitat for Humanity as much as you have all these decades.
And, thank you, once again, for supporting me in all of my endeavors. Any funds raised above my travel expenses and registration fee will go to homes for deserving homeowners here in Austin.
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