Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Church Facility
Fee: $100.00

Service Projects

Lend a hand and build a home! Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 560 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.

2014 Experience

Jackson, Mississippi is the capital of the poorest state in the United States. It is home to over 500 families that have benefited from volunteers just like us working through the helping hand that is Habitat for Humanity. The work that we put in all week could not even compare, in my opinion, to what we received. On the last day of our trip we were able to go to a housing dedication...the day that the family finally receives their house. Being there for that dedication really put into perspective the meaning behind Habitat for Humanity, and the week that during which we all opted to paint instead of tan.
-Maria Skobeleva, ASB 2014 Affordable Housing participant

Read Maria's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2014

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Rescue

Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services

Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.

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Cultural Preservation

Location: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Agency: Cherokee Nation

Work with community members and help revitalize Cherokee Nation's neighborhoods.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Denver, Colorado
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist in disaster recovery efforts and provide support to those affected by floods.

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Education

Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: West Coast Bay Area, California
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Sustainability

Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices taught to farmers in developing countries.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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