Warren County Habitat for Humanity Thanks DeSales Students

by Pat Callahan, Warren Co. Habitat for Humanity | Apr 23, 2014

On Saturday, April 13, the Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) construction crew in Washington, New Jersey was joined by three students from the DeSales University campus located in Center Valley, Pa. These students assisted in the construction of a home which is scheduled to be completed during the first week of June and as with all Habitat for Humanity homes, this home will be dedicated to a Warren County partner family in need.

Students at Habitat for HumanityLeft to right, DeSales University students AJ Cook, Danika Yasik, and Allie Myers help put the finishing touches on a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington, N.J.

AJ Cook of the DeSales University Center for Service and Social Justice has been volunteering for three years. When asked why he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, AJ said, “I enjoy giving back to the community and knowing that I can truly help someone. Volunteering is something I expect to be a lifelong undertaking.”

Working with Habitat for Humanity has been a great experience for Allie Myers, a first year student at DeSales. “I like feeling the spirit of giving and the teamwork and camaraderie that we experience,” she explained as she painted a ceiling in the home.

For Danika Yasik, her volunteerism began with her church group. The work this weekend extends the experience that she started on a winter break “Habitat build” in Pensacola, FL. Danika carries with her a reminder of a favored aspiration: “Say yes to making the difference that only you can.” Her work this weekend is evidence of her commitment to that goal.

The DeSales team continued a long tradition of volunteering at a number of Pennsylvania and New Jersey charitable organizations. Ben Eskow, Executive Director of WCHFH, acknowledged the work of the students. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity. The energy and effort the DeSales University teams provide are valuable assets to us here in the Warren County community.”

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing, and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. It relies on volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials to fulfill its mission.


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DeSales University
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