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Habitat for Humaity starts blitz

Through the rest of Thursday, the SMU chapter of Habitat for Humanity will continue to hold a sign-up session for this year’s “Home Builders Blitz.”

The SMU chapter will hold a “Building off the Boulevard” session, which will involve building one or two houses near the SMU community.

The Home Builders Blitz was started in 2002 by Tom Gipson, a professional home builder in Raleigh, N.C., who supported Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to eliminate poverty housing in his community.

Gipson rallied other local builders for an accelerated build, which was so successful that Habitat for Humanity International decided to promote it as a nationwide event.

SMU’s most recent build last year resulted in the completion of two side-by-side houses over the course of two weekends’ worth of volunteer work.

Students are encouraged to stop by the Habitat for Humanity table located at the Hughes-Trigg West Bridge, where they can sign up to volunteer. Other options include buying a T-shirt and donating to the “Change-For-Change” charity drive. Students can also learn more about SMU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter and sign up to take part in it as well.

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