IRHFH Hosts Student Volunteers
(IRHFH) will host students from different colleges during their spring break to help build or rehabilitate homes for families in need of affordable housing in Gifford and Oslo Park.
The students are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge. This year, the colleges who will participate in Indian River are West Michigan University, Penn State, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Gainesville State and West Georgia.
“We at IRHFH always look forward to our version of “March Madness” when we play host to college groups from around the country. Their youthful enthusiasm, physical strength and agility enable us to get so much accomplished in such a short timeframe,” said Andy Bowler, President/CEO of IRHFH. “This year, not only will they work on new homes, but they will play a big role in the “Rock the Block Around the Clock” project, which is part of the Gifford Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) program. You’ve got to admire these students for giving up their spring break to serve needy families here in Indian River County. My only regret is that they can’t stay longer with us!” Read more>>
|HabiTrot to Higher Education
expands to include 10K Race
The 7th Annual Indian River Habitat for Humanity HabiTrot to Higher Education, presented by Girard Equipment, Inc., will take place Saturday, March 29, at South Beach Park, starting with sign-up at 7 a.m.
This year, the popular 5K Run/Walk event has added a 10K, part of the Kickstart Endurance Series. Both races are USTAF-certified. The event includes a HabiDash for kids 12 and under.
Participants can pick up their race-day info packet Thursday Mar. 27 and Friday, Mar. 28, 10 am – 5 p.m., at Runner’s Depot of Vero, 436 21st St. (Miracle Mile.)
Awards will be presented to Top Finishers Overall, top 3 male and top 3 female in each age group, in both the 5K and 10K races.
To learn more about the HabiTrot
|2014 Rock the Block
Around the Clock
Indian River Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce its first ever Rock The Block (Around The Clock) event. This momentous undertaking will focus on providing change within the Gifford Community. This March, 12+ homes will undergo painting, landscaping and minor repairs throughout the month, creating noticeable change and increasing momentum for IRHFH's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) program.
An undertaking of this magnitude will require a lot of help from the Indian River County community in the form of financial sponsorship, volunteer engagement and donations of food for meals and snacks.
Rock the Block will kick off on March 1st at 8:00 am. Mini-celebrations will be held each Saturday and a Block Party and Celebration is scheduled to begin on April 5 at 11 am. We hope you, your business, church, civic group or organization will join us and become part of the change.
To learn more about Rock the Block Around the Clock and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please click here>>