By: Savana Morie
Last week’s cold weather did nothing to stop volunteers from Pensacola State’s Student Government Association from lending a helping hand Friday, January 31, when eleven students came together to aid in the construction of what will soon be a two bedroom home for a family who needs it.
These efforts were sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Pensacola, a non-profit Christian ministry that aims to help the lives of low income families across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Last semester, SGA participated in six different build projects and have another four planned for this semester. According to president Saleem Krichi, it is an easy way to get involved and give back to those who need it.
“We like to help out the community,” explained vice president David Darago, “We are always looking for new members and encourage every student to get involved in not only their college but the community as well.”
Mike Listau, an AmeriCorps VISTA worker stationed at PSC to help promote volunteerism among students, was also on scene with the group of volunteers. “You really see the impact and the difference it makes,” he commented.
Habitat for Humanity Pensacola hosts build projects daily in the local community and rely primarily on volunteers to accomplish their goals.
The next project that SGA is scheduled to help with will take place on February 8 and students are urged to come participate.