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Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to eradicate poverty housing, and BT is proud to join other schools, churches and community organizations to help eliminate poverty one house at a time.  The 2011-12 school year was a milestone event for our chapter, as HFH raised over $10,000 without any assistance from grant funding.  Thanks to the many contributors in our BT community who helped us fund building projects in North Georgia, Tennessee and Romania.  Our aim for 2012-13 is to build on last year’s success by securing a $10,000 matching grant to raise $20,000 by May 1, 2013.

On May 19, BT’s new president, Allee Smith, helped celebrate the dedication of the Phares family’s home in the Park Creek subdivision of Hickory Flat.  The beautiful two-story home was built with the help of BT students, in partnership with other local high school Habitat chapters, Mr. Phares, and local Rotary organizations.  

Habitat’s 2012 summer Collegiate Challenge trip to Maryville, TN was a great success.  For a week in June, ten BT students learned new skills as they helped build three new homes and worked at the local Habitat ReStore.  Habitat members will be choosing the location and dates for the 2013 summer trip later this year.  Come to HFH’s monthly chapter meetings for updates.

This year’s leadership team is hard at work planning fundraisers and activities for the new school year.  Students of all grade levels are encouraged to become members of HFH.    The first chapter meeting will present a slideshow of last year’s events and discuss ways that students can get involved.  Check BT’s HFH website and the electronic message boards for the announcement of our first chapter meeting date in early September.

The success of HFH also depends heavily on the generosity of our parents and the community at large.  Donations are needed immediately for baked goods for fall fundraisers.  Cash contributions are the most efficient way to help us fulfill our annual pledge to HFH North Georgia.  All contributions are tax deductible.  For more information, please contact Kathy Hoffman or Ed Morzen.  

If you would like to keep updated with BT’s Habitat efforts and upcoming events, you can like the “BT Habitat for Humanity” page on Facebook.