BT Habitat For Humanity Honored at Natíl Conference
Blessed Trinity’s Habitat for Humanity chapter was honored at the HFH National Youth and Global Village Conference, held in Chicago, IL, on October 16-18. BT junior Emily Hogan and HFH moderator and Theology teacher Mrs. Kathy Hoffman joined over 400 other high school and college students, faculty advisors and staff of HFH International to share ideas and learn more about the work of HFH around the world. At the celebration dinner on Saturday night, Emily received BT’s award as one of the top five campus chapters in the U.S.
BT was chosen for the award based on its advocacy efforts in encouraging U.S. lawmakers to make access to affordable housing a priority for our nation. Last spring, BT observed “Act! Speak! Build!” week by conducting a petition drive that yielded over 500 signatures of BT students and faculty. Those signatures were sent to HFH to be combined with other petitions from around the state.
Both Emily and Mrs. Hoffman were proud to have BT included in the top five group. Other chapters who were recognized for excellence were Villanova University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Park School from Baltimore, MD. Top honors went to the University of California at Berkeley.
BT’s fall building day will be on November 14 in Milton. For more information, check the BT HFH webpage. Any student who is 16 years of age or older is eligible to participate. Priority placement is given to students who have been involved in HFH fundraisers and activities.