29 Sep 2011

Catholic High Community To Build a Habitat House

The Catholic High School community has embraced the Habitat for Humanity Build and will sponsor and build a Habitat house on their own.

Habitat for Humanity has been active in Baton Rouge since 1989.  Homes are for families with income range of 16 thousand to 32 thousand for a family of four.  Homeowners are required to help with the build by putting in 100 hours of sweat equity.  Today, over 200 Habitat homes have been built in the Baton Rouge area. 

The cost to build a Habitat house is $75,000.  The Catholic High student body has committed to raise $50,000 this year, and Habitat will then pay the remaining $25,000 for the CHS Habitat Build.  Selling concessions at events, a Father-Son Golf Tournament, school dances and a talent show are a few of the ideas students have proposed to raise the funds needed for the CHS Habitat Build. 

íÍAs Ganhdi said, íîbe the change you want to see in the world.í´ This project provides the school community the opportunity to be the change we want to see and to serve Baton Rouge,íñ commented Senior Aaron Brown. 

The CHS Habitat Build will be a 2-year project.  The student body along with alumni and faculty will join together to build the home. 

A 10′ x 10í´ mini house is on display in the CHS Courtyard until October 7 to help raise awareness about the problem of sub-standard housing in our community.