Reflections on Habitat Trip

Copyright Jessie Krehlik

SHU Crew poses in front of the brush pile we demolished during our day working with ARC.

SHU Crew doesn’t mess around. We do work. And when I say we do work, I mean that the 10 members of Seton Hill University’s community made a huge difference in countless people’s lives during our time in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA).

I like to think of our group as the SHU equivalent of the 1980s cult classic, “Breakfast Club.” Comprised of two “white and nerdy” professors (Geoff Atkinson and Diana Hoover), one food service director (Darren Achtezhn), one graduate turned part-time art department employee (David McGhee),three seniors more than eager to graduate (Catherine Goetz, Nicholas Sterner and myself) and three sophomores who were just “lovin’ life” (Cody Burch, Emily Franicola and Jacqueline Yanchuck).

During our week in NOLA, we volunteered one day for a local chapter of ARC, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding “people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” and four days on a Habitat for Humanity work site where we worked alongside a future homeowner and 25 other volunteers.

The above paragraphs are the introduction to my column about my experience participating on Seton Hill University’s Habitat for Humanity trip during spring break in 2012. To read the full article, visit the Setonian Online.


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