IWU and ISU Chapters of Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 10th House
April 19, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -The Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University chapters of
Habitat for Humanity will dedicate their 10th consecutive collegiate chapter Habitat
house in their collective effort on Saturday, April 23, at 12 p.m. The dedication
will take place at the chapter house located at 21 Fuller Court, Bloomington.
The event is free and open to the public.
Habitat is an ecumenical, Christian housing ministry founded in 1976 that seeks to
eliminate substandard housing worldwide. The organization has nearly 900 affiliated
chapters in the U.S. and sponsors about 100 projects in developing countries. By having
needy and affluent people work together in equal partnership, Habitat builds new relationships
and a sense of community as well as new housing.
Habitat for Humanity was organized in McLean County in April 1985. Since then, the
ministry has built or renovated over 85 homes in the towns of Bloomington, Normal,
Lexington, Gridley, Saybrook, Chenoa and Heyworth. The group plans to complete 27
houses over the next three years.
For additional information, contact Jim Sikora, Illinois Wesleyan University professor
of sociology, at (309) 556-3163 or visit the Habitat for Humanity of McLean County
Web site at http://www.habitatmclean.org/
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar (309) 556-3181