Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm
Lend a hand and build a home! Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 600 homes in the Jackson area. Join us as we fulfill Habitat for Humanity's mission to: Revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community and preserve affordable housing stock in low-income neighborhoods.
Participants will renovate, repair, and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson. Tasks may also include painting and landscaping.
Jackson, Mississippi is not your typical state capital. In fact, the state of Mississippi alone stands number one in the United States for financial aid. Within one week, my team and I were able to be a tiny part of change in this capital, but made a huge difference for Ivory, the woman we built the house for. Everyone on my team had a different background story, but all of us had the same intention for spring break: to volunteer.
-Tricia Mathew, ASB 2015 Affordable Housing participant
Read Tricia's full experience here.
ASB 2016 Trips