22 Jan 2015

CHS Partners with Warrick Dunn í´93 To Dedicate Habitat House

The Catholic High School community dedicated the Habitat for Humanity home built for the Gant Family on Friday, January 23. Catholic High graduate Warrick Dunn í´93 partnered with CHS and Habitat for Humanity to provide the Gant familyí´s down payment and home furnishings.

The Gant family received the surprise of a lifetime, as they walked into a new beginning. Over the past week, Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. (WDC) and CHS volunteers spent countless hours to completely fill the home. From furniture to groceries, WDC made certain that the Gant family was well taken care of. The kitchen and pantry was fully stocked by Piggly Wiggly Grocery Stores.

In 2011, Catholic High School announced it would sponsor and build a Habitat for Humanity House on its own.  The cost to build a Habitat House is $75,000.  The Catholic High student body committed to raise $50,000 and Habitat would then pay the remaining $25,000 for the CHS Habitat Build.

Catholic High School wrapped up the school sponsored Habitat for Humanity Build on Oct. 5, 2014. The two-year process included raising money to fund the house followed by building the house with CHS students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers.