New Home for a Bloomington Resident

September 2, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The local collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity, comprised of Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University students, held a groundbreaking on Saturday, Aug. 28.  This project is the chapter’s 17th home.

Named the national 2010 Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter of the Year, the group is currently building a home for Bloomington residents Susan Giermann and her 2-year-old son Xavier. Their new home is expected to be ready by spring of this year. 

For IWU students, Habitat for Humanity is more than a way to serve the community; it is a way to make a direct impact in the lives of individuals.   “Countless studies show that a family environment is better fostered with a stable home.  Habitat for Humanity is important because we help to build homes in the community and by doing so, help rebuild lives of families in need,” said member Luke Sheen. 

To become involved in Habitat for Humanity, contact President Melissa Buck at or Sheen at  The group will hold a general meeting on Monday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. in room 101of the Center for Natural Sciences (201 Beecher St., Bloomington).

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181