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Habitat for Humanity, Stroud, OK

March 3rd - 11th, 2017
HFH 2017

"Stroud gave me a whole new understanding of what it means to love your neighbor and be a part of a community. "

- 2017 Participant


Spend the week in Stroud, Oklahoma living among a wonderful, welcoming and close-knit community while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.  Opportunities include building homes, painting, getting the chance to experience the incredible hospitality that their community has to offer, as well as seeing some of the sights around Oklahoma

Stroud Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

During the week, participants will be helping build one of these homes for a resident family of Stroud, working with community members on the job.

 


What to Expect:

  • Cost: Each ABE trip costs $425. This covers a variety of expenses, including food, lodging, travel, service fees, donations, and work supplies. Souvenirs and optional excursions are individual expenses.
  • Travel: The group travels from campus to Stroud by van. The driving takes one day.
  • Lodging: The group will stay at a schoolhouse in Stroud.
  • Food: The group will be eating most meals with the community members of Stroud.
  • Work: Groups should expect some manual labor. In the past, groups have helped build a home, build a shed, or work in Stroud's food pantry or senior citizen's facility.
  • Extra Fun: Visit local landmarks around Stroud and other places like the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • Focus: Community, hands on work, physical labor

Interested in applying? Apply here to apply to co-lead, here to apply to participate, and here to apply to advise!

Please note: $100 due with acceptance of a position!

Any questions about this trip can be directed to Alternative Break Experiences at [email protected]

ABE Spring Trip

Packing List


Special Points of Interest:

  • Physical labor
  • Culture
  • Community
  • Hands-on
  • Restoration

From Past Participants:

"The people of Stroud, OK are some of the most giving, welcoming, and appreciative people I have ever met. Stroud now feels like another home that I cannot wait to go back to."

- 2017 Participant

"Throughout many of our interactions with the community of Stroud, we learned about the issue of poverty and how Habitat is working towards making an impact on those who are affected by it by teaching those willing, good life habits and giving them the opportunity to have a stable home."

- 2017 Participant

 

Read a reflection from a 2015 participant here