Special things are happening at 136 Union Heights Boulevard in Salisbury, the location of the Catawba College Sponsored Habitat for Humanity House.
It has been nine weeks since the Catawba community began its hard labors on the volunteer site and there is much to show for those labors. Beginning with the foundation, over the course of the following nine weeks, the house already has a floor system, exterior walls, interior walls, trusses, roof, and windows. Work on the interior has begun.
This has all been made possible through the work of the Catawba College and Salisbury community which has been produced more than 200 service hours so far. Yet there remains a lot of work to ensure the home is completed for a local family before the end of Catawba’s academic semester.
“Working with Habitat for Humanity on building this house has been more than just an opportunity to serve the community and spend time with friends,” said Catawba College student and volunteer Rachel Bentley ‘23. “I have been able to meet wonderful people who are doing great things in our community, learned skills like framing walls and installing siding, and even overcame my fear of ladders. I cannot wait to see this house become a home!”
Anyone interested in volunteering to work at the volunteer site or get involved in other ways should reach out to Catawba’s Volunteer Catawba Director, Johnathon Boles. Classes, athletic teams, departments, organizations, and various individuals have all committed their time to the success of the project so far.
About Catawba College
Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college conveniently located in Salisbury, NC. Ranked as one of the best regional colleges in the South, Catawba is a learning community providing students unique opportunities to explore their vocation, exploring their calling, passions, and purpose as they prepare to reach their highest potential. The College offers more than 70 academic programs and three graduate programs allowing students to explore diverse interests and create their own academic pathway. Additional information is available at catawba.edu.