Ms. Juanita Flemming, our newest member to the growing Habitat family, poses with Rob Scagnelli, group leader from Sienna College, during the 1st week of 2015 Collegiate Challenge. Juanita and her two children, Da'Vonta and Ni'Ashya, should be moving into their new home by the end of 2015! Welcome Flemming family!
Construction began on February 23, 2015 for MCHFH House #35 located at 110 Battle Street, Nichols. Students from Siena College (Loudonville, NY) kicked off Collegiate Challenge 2015 by installing the floor system for the new home. During Week #2, students from Villanova University started construction on the walls. During Week #3, students from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) finished the walls and began setting the roof trusses into place. During Week #4, students from Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) installed the OSB panels on the roof and began working on the vinyl siding. During the 5th and final week, students from The University of Akron (Akron, OH) and The University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana, IL) finished the vinyl siding and utility building.
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Collegiate Challenge 2016 A Huge Success!
Marion County Habitat for Humanity recently wrapped up our 20th year of participation in HFHI's Collegiate Challenge. From February 22nd - March 25th, 75 students from five different colleges from the northeast region of our country (Siena College, Villanova University, Boston College, Hamilton College, The University of Scranton) made the long trip down the I-95 corridor to Marion County, SC to assist us on our 36th housing project located at 505 Annie Avenue, Marion, SC.