Jayhawks Participate in Local Habitat Project

Oct. 25, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

The University of Kansas softball team and its coaching staff joined the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, Saturday, Oct. 21 in the construction of two houses in North Lawrence’s Comfort Neighborhood Development. Despite rain, mud, and low temperatures, the experience proved to be a rewarding experience for all involved.

Lawrence’s Habitat for Humanity was recently granted 16 lots on Walnut Street in North Lawrence to begin development. The Jayhawks will be working on the first two homes — 151 and 155 Comfort Ct. — currently under construction in the development’s cul-de-sac.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is one of 2000 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Habitat provides home ownership by offering 20-year no-interest mortgages to their homeowners. All Habitat for Humanity homes are built with volunteer labor.

“Our team takes personal pride in helping with this project,” KU head coach Tracy Bunge said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get involved in the community, help others that may need it a little more than we do and a great way to meet others in the Lawrence area.”

To volunteer with Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, log on to www.lawrencehabitat.org, or check out www.habitat.org for more information on the international volunteer group.

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