Habitat for Humanity Trip to Asheville, N.C
Trip Dates: July 28 – Aug. 4, 2018
Working in partnership with the Office of College Advancement, the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, and Habitat for Humanity team leader Tricia Vos ’94 invite current students and F&M alumni to participate in a week-long Habitat for Humanity immersive service project in Asheville, N.C.
Connect with fellow students and alumni through service to others while helping build a home for a local family who has been selected by the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Tricia will serve as the group’s Habitat trip leader and will help coordinate logistics before and during the actual week.
Join a mixture of alumni and students in participating in this distinctively F&M collaborative effort to give back in a meaningful way. The College anticipates that participants will represent a blend of 10 -13 alumni and students. While no prior construction knowledge or experience is required, participants will receive the proper safety equipment and training and will be expected do what some may consider being physically demanding work on an active construction site.
A minimum number of 10 participants is required; the group maximum may be set at as many as 13 depending on the final sleeping accommodations. Accompanying the group will be one staff member from Office of Alumni Relations and one staff member from the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement.
The group will stay in a two-story house located on the grounds of a local YMCA camp. The house, which will only be used by the F&M group, will include a mix of room accommodations with shared bathrooms.
All participants will travel to Asheville via College-sponsored vans or may make their own arrangements, at their own expense. Daily local travel to/from the project site will be provided.
Group breakfast, lunch, and most dinners will be hosted on-site in the camp or at the work site and are all included in the per person cost. Each registration fee includes two group dinners in the town of Asheville. Any alcohol purchases by those 21 or older are not included and are costs incurred by the participant.
View or download the trip itinerary.
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Trip Fees and Registration
The total cost for each student to participate in the trip is $1,350 per person. A $250 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration with the remaining balance due by Sunday, May 27, 2018. Both the deposit and the final balance will be charged to the student's account.
Total Cost Includes
- Donations to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
- Transportation* (Van transport to/from Lancaster and local transportation in Asheville)
- Cultural activities
- Team coordination from HFHI and the host program.
- Health, accident, emergency evacuation insurance
*The trip cost does not include airfare, R&R activities, or visa & exit fees (where applicable). Please note that participants arriving earlier or staying later than the dates of the designated trip are responsible for their own transport, hotel arrangements, and payments. Should the trip be canceled by F&M and/or Habitat for Humanity, all monies will be refunded. Participants who cancel before final payment, May 27, will forfeit their full deposit.
Please contact Ann Hughes, Director, the Ware Institute.