IU Men's Basketball Helps Out Habitat For Humanity of Monroe County
April 17, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - This past week, members of the Indiana University men's basketball program volunteered their time to assist Habitat For Humanity of Monroe County
"We sat down as a staff and we thought activities like this would be great for team building and at the same time involve our players in the community for a worthwhile cause," said IU Men's Basketball Strength Coach Je'Ney Jackson. "I think today was very beneficial and humbling. We get an awful lot of support from fans across the state and it is important for our program to give back."
"Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing in Monroe County, said Habitat for Humanity Board Member and Volunteer Wendi Goodlett. "Having the team out shows people that they are more than basketball players and hopefully that motivates others to volunteer and that this is a worthwhile organization. We love working with the teams at IU."
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County's mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families. Habitat homeowners pay interest-free, no-profit mortgages, which are used to build more Habitat houses. Because houses are principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income partners.
"We're excited to be out here and giving back to others," said junior to be Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell. "It's a great opportunity to get closer as a team, but more importantly, it is a life experience that humbles you."
For more information on Habitat For Humanity of Monroe County visit their website at www.monroecountyhabitat.org.
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