Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm
Lend a hand and build a home! Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 600 homes in the Jackson area. Join us as we fulfill Habitat for Humanity's mission to: Revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community and preserve affordable housing stock in low-income neighborhoods.
Participants will renovate, repair, and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson. Tasks may also include painting and landscaping.
For one week, my team and I were immersed in a small part of [Mississippi], where the number of potholes and abandoned houses were too many to count. This was an eye opening experience for everyone. No longer were we in a place bombarded with choices of what to eat, where to shop, or where to hang out. We were living in the heart of the area we were going to serve.
-Sara Valles, ASB 2016 Affordable Housing participant
Read Sara's full experience here.
ASB 2016 Trips